Critter Guard Blog - Wildlife Control and Power Line Protection Topics

Monitoring Electricity with Smart Meters
smart meter
  • Technology
April 3, 2019
John Sims

Monitoring Electricity with Smart Meters

Smart devices and the Internet of Things have been popular the past few years, but...
Transmission Lines in Transmission Systems
power cables at sunset
  • Technology
March 27, 2019
John Sims

Transmission Lines in Transmission Systems

Power companies must consider a lot to ensure the successful, consistent operation of an electrical...
What to Do with Substation Fires
electrical substation
  • Safety
March 20, 2019
John Sims

What to Do with Substation Fires

Substation fires can be among the most intimidating destructive forces, and there are a number...
How Drones Are Helping Power Utility Companies
drone in flight
  • Technology
March 13, 2019
John Sims

How Drones Are Helping Power Utility Companies

Keeping squirrels and rodents from damaging your power lines is a top priority for Critter...
Wildlife Interaction with Electric Utility Components
squirrel on power line
  • Effects and Impact
March 6, 2019
Ben Seidel

Wildlife Interaction with Electric Utility Components

Human-wildlife interactions are inescapable, even in dense, urban areas. As our populations expand, animals must...
Why Are Power Lines Overhead and Not Underground?
electrical lines and pylon trusses at sunrise
  • Technology
February 27, 2019
John Sims

Why Are Power Lines Overhead and Not Underground?

Most people have probably stopped noticing overhead power lines a long time ago; they just...
What is Undergrounding?
underground utility line construction in middle of street
  • Technology
February 20, 2019
John Sims

What is Undergrounding?

When you think of electric power lines, you probably envision overhead lines. Held up by...
Protect Your Roofing Insulation from Rodents
small houses close together with electrical line
  • Effects and Impact
February 13, 2019
John Sims

Protect Your Roofing Insulation from Rodents

The insulation for your roof system is generally found in the attic area or crawl...
How Do Squirrels Survive Winter Without Hibernating
squirrel on snowy ground next to tree trunk
  • Effects and Impact
February 6, 2019
John Sims

How Do Squirrels Survive Winter Without Hibernating

When the weather starts to get crisp in the fall, you might notice local squirrels...
How Do Transmission Lines Work?
transmission lines strung between utility poles
  • Technology
January 23, 2019
John Sims

How Do Transmission Lines Work?

Transmission lines are a vital component in the modern electric system. But what are these...
Measure the Cost of Electricity
a person plugging cord into electrical surge protector
  • Tips and Tricks
January 16, 2019
John Sims

Measure the Cost of Electricity

Have you ever been baffled by the charges on your electric bill? Understanding utility bills...
Pick the Right Surge Protector for Your Electronics
power surge protector
  • Technology
January 9, 2019
John Sims

Pick the Right Surge Protector for Your Electronics

When everything is going right, all power is on, and no electric lines are tampered...
Laws Preventing Power Shutdowns
pen and contract
  • Effects and Impact
January 2, 2019
John Sims

Laws Preventing Power Shutdowns

A power outage is often unexpected, especially from power lines suddenly snapping in winter storms,...
Crucial Role and Protection of Substations
substation unit in daytime
  • Technology
December 27, 2018
John Sims

Crucial Role and Protection of Substations

Throughout the nation, local electric companies have substations positioned throughout their service areas. An electrical...
Your Emergency Plan for a Winter Power Outage
mug in windowsill on icy winter day
  • Safety
December 19, 2018
John Sims

Your Emergency Plan for a Winter Power Outage

There are many reasons why you might experience a power outage in the winter, from...