Critter Guard Blog - Wildlife Control and Power Line Protection Topics

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Blackouts Can Affect Your Water Supply Too

When the Power Fails Blackouts are an unpredictable and unfortunate event in modern existence. Whether it lasts for three minutes or three days, a ...
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Standing Up to the Elements

Whether you notice them or not, utility poles are an omnipresent feature in the backdrop of our modern world. Though some say they can be an eyesor...
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Fun Activities to Do During a Blackout

Today’s activities often revolve around TV, computer, and other electronic use, but when there’s a power outage due to squirrel-related utility dam...
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Limit Energy Use During a Blackout

A blackout can happen when least expected. Power outages are frequent and aren't just a byproduct of storms. Critters, especially squirrels, are a ...
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Be Careful of Fire During Power Outages

When the power goes out, the risk of fire goes up unless you know for sure that your own building's electrical lines and connections are not causin...
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An Unexpected Source of Home and Roof Damage

With their bushy tails and cute, furry faces, you may not think of squirrels as annoying pests. Unfortunately, when it comes to your roof, squirrel...
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Remember Carbon Monoxide Safety When Using Generators During Power Outages

Portable backup generators are a great way to access power in the event of an outage, like when squirrels and rodents damage essential electrical e...
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Protect Electric Equipment from Critters Using Pole Guards

​ Many power lines in the United States are above ground, strung between utility poles that keep the lines at a safe, yet accessible, distance from...
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Take Preventive Measures Against Power Outages in Commercial Business

When the power goes out in a business, everything is put on hold: the work stops, the business closes, or everyone sits waiting to resume productio...
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Tips for Power Companies to Tame Blackouts

Power outages become a severe inconvenience to power utility firms because they affect entire operations. Blackouts in various regions can last sev...
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Fines and Protective Laws for Critters – Rodents Have Rights Too!

Did you know that a squirrel lurking in the rafters of your house may be protected by law? In some states, squirrels are illegal to house or keep a...
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Protect Fiber Optic Cables for Your Everyday Life

If you have ever used the internet (clearly yes, if you’re reading this blog post!), watched cable television, or used a landline telephone, you ha...