Critter Guard Reviews

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Pole Guard
Pat O'Grady

our customer was quite pleased with them.

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Line Guard
Francis
Works great!

Noticed an issue with red squirrels following the power line to my house to get onto my roof. Picked up a set of critter guards, and attached them to the line. The effect was immediate, they couldn't get past the spinning rollers, and it provided a few hours of decent entertainment as they tried repeatedly. They've now given up, and I can rest a little easier knowing they no longer have easy access. Thank you!

Hi Francis,
Thanks so much for the 5 star review! Glad you had success. And yes, it's fun watching them get frustrated!
We'd love it, and I know visitors to this site love it, when customers send in their cell phone pics or videos of the critters getting frustrated. Would very much appreciate if you have anything you can share!
THANKS AGAIN!

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Line Guard
Martin
Stopping squirrels from entering my house

I installed a set on my 220v line leading to the house. With in one day it stopped a squirrel. They have been up for a few weeks and not one animal has made it up to the house. Work as advertised.

Hi Martin, Sorry for the late reply. Glad you had success!
We have a theory.... once a squirrel gets 'defeated' by Line Guard, they have this secret messaging system to tell all the other squirrels 'don't go that way'!
Thanks again!

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Line Guard
Betsy
No more squirrel problems!!

The critter guard was easy to install by my handyman.
We laughed and delighted in the vision of the squirrels "using it".
Fortunately, it seems to have done the job. No more squirrels eating away at my house siding.
And, I love the sleek, "out of this world" design.
I highly recommend this product.

Thanks Betsy! Glad you had success!

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Line Guard
Noemi Walencewicz
100% satisfaction

I purchased a home with roof solar panels and the squirrels used to love to play, nest and used the panels as protection. I work for a utility company and understand the damage squirrels can cause to power lines. I purchased the guards with the recommendation of some linemen and I have to save it has saved me. I used to be woken up at all hours to their annoyance on the roof. I haven’t had any loss in solar production. These guards truly were a life saver to my quality of sleep. I HIGHLY recommend them.

Hi Noemi,
Thanks for your review! Line Guard was invented specifically to prevent these annoying pests from damaging roofs. We're glad you're happy!

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Line Guard
Davidlj
Quick and easy

Seems to be working. Easy assembly and was able to consolidate two coax cables coming from the pole to the house.

Glad to hear it, David! Thanks!

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Line Guard
Michael
Very effective, easy to install

The power line was the only way the squirrels could get onto my roof and then into my attic. The power company would not help. I installed Critter Guard and pointed a video camera at it. I have seen multiple attempts by squirrels to cross it and they have all failed. All is quite in my attic now.

Michael, thanks so much for this review. We have a lot of power companies who are customers, but clearly not all of them are! Glad you had success. Would you be willing to share your videos? We always love these!

Check with your electricity supplier first

I bought the critterguard and it is a good piece of equipment. The PROBLEM is the local membership electricity would not allow me to install it on the line to the house. So what good is it?

That's a shame. BUT -- don't give up yet. Because if you do you that still won't solve your problem.

So here's what we recommend: Call them back and ask to speak to someone in DISTRIBUTION (that's the group that takes care of residential overhead lines). If the Cust. Service rep asks why, tell them you have technical questions about the overhead lines. Ideally you want to speak to someone in operations or maintenance. Tell them what you're trying to do and give them the website of Critter Guard and the EVIDENCE of other utilities throughout the US and globally using the product (going on 20 years now). We have lots of photos and install videos online you can point them to. If they still tell you no, you could try other contractor types - such as tree trimmers or DIY handymen. It's not hard or unsafe to install, but you want someone who can get up there and get access to the line without falling or pulling it down. Anybody with a 'bucket truck' (lift truck) is ideal, and we have thousands of customers who found a way.

If you get a 'real person' at the utility who seems 'on the fence', we're happy to speak with them on your behalf.

Good luck!

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Line Guard
Ollie Jones
Easy for guy like me to install, and very effective.

I had a squirrels' nest under my solar panels. So none of the usual "one-way doors out of the attic" tricks work. I trimmed a tree and they stopped coming for a while. Then they learned they could climb a power pole a block away, run along the lines and on my house drop, jump on my roof and head for "home".

I asked National Grid for help, and they told me to pound sand. So this turned into a DIY project.

The Line Guard has defeated the wily squirrels. Bullwinkle, you're next!

Thanks!

Thanks Ollie! Glad you had success. Line Guard prevents them from even getting on the roof. The BEST defense!

I am pleased to report that my latest installation has thus far been successful in thwarting one ...

I am pleased to report that my latest installation has thus far been successful in thwarting one astonishingly savvy squirrel who managed to figure out how to traverse a previous flashing-based abatement installation method that had been effective for 15-20 years prior.

My wife and I donned climbing harnesses and she belayed me up to a tree limb high enough for me to install multiple rollers and wheels on the line between a phone pole in our yard and the drop atop our roof.

In the following days, my wife and I made a point of posting up outside through sundown, just to witness said rodent try to navigate our latest installation. In the first days, we watched him cautiously tread atop said loosely wrapped metal flashing until he encountered the first wheel. We watched him then test the wheel with one paw while struggling to remain balanced with the other three, precariously perched atop an unstable surface roughly 35 feet above deck -- and a stone one at that. Once the squirrel ascertained that the wheel spun freely about the line and he couldn't get a read on the stability of the rollers behind it, we watched with no small measure of glee as he retreated back to the pole. This moment was especially significant in that he had previously managed to grow comfortable enough with the "flashing traverse" to build a nest, which is the "flash point" for yours truly.

My wife and I observed this behavior on two successive evenings. Then, to our utter delight, we haven't seen him again test that particular route, nor have we since seen him in the canopy of our two beloved, mature live oaks.

And so, John, we thank you for your product and we thank you again for flowing us the spare roller, which I left uncut in order to buttress the entire string assembly along a power line running on a ~30-degree pitch (which, as you may know, is harder to protect than a level line).

Dear AG, Thanks for this detail about the squirrel's behavior when they encounter the Line Guard. Our whole philosophy in the product was to create a 'barrier', not just a cover. The squirrel (and most other crawling critters) use the overhead line as a highway to get where they want to go. The Line Guard system BLOCKS this highway. Glad you got to see visual proof!

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Line Guard
Luis Deigo Carballo
The device acts as a barrier to prevent animals, including sloths, from crossing power lines

The device acts as a barrier to prevent animals, including sloths, from crossing power lines and thus prevent them from having access to any specific equipment, in addition to preventing them from having or causing an accident on their way.

Thanks to your assistance, Critter Guard is now working with multiple utilities in Costa Rica. Thanks Luis!

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Pole Guard
Aaron Symonds
No issues!

I usually ONLY get involved with problems that we have with our suppliers for Duke Energy. We simply dont have any issues with Critter Guard and thats a GOOD THING!
- Aaron Symonds, Program Manager for Wesco (Duke Energy, FL)

Thanks Aaron. Duke Energy is a long time customer of Critter Guard and we appreciate Wesco's assistance and support of Critter Guard.

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Line Guard
Kirri Pless
Critter guard has changed my life for the better!

I just want to thank you and your company for the Critter Guard. I have had a week of almost 8 hours solid sleep each night which I haven't had in a long time. The possums learned quickly that they are unable to cross so most don't even try and if they do it makes a sound for a few seconds and then silent again. My mental and physical health has improved remarkably. Well worth it!!
Very happy!

Hi Kirri! One less thing to worry about... Critter Guard is good for mental health! We hadn't thought about it that way, but THANKS!

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Line Guard
Zach Hutchinson
Affordable and Effective

We have been using Critter Guard (Line Guard) for several years now -- an affordable and effective solution to eliminate wildlife outages!
- Zach Hutchinson East Kentucky Power Cooperative, Winchester, KY

Hi Zach. We appreciate the continued relationship with EKPC. No shortage of squirrels in your area, and Line Guard is on duty 24x7 helping prevent these possible animal outages. Thanks!

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Line Guard
John Adams
Line Guard helps us eliminate outages

We knew of Line Guards value because of Duke Energys long history with the product. Weve experienced repeat outages caused by raccoon and squirrels at multiple sites over the past few years and Line Guard helps us eliminate these outages. PS The installation instructions are fine, but the YouTube installation video REALLY helped us. We installed these on HOT (energized) lines, so the video was great.
- John Adams, City of Monroe, NC

Hi John -- Its nice to know that you were able to leverage Duke Energy's success with Critter Guard into your new position. Thanks also for the feedback regarding our installation videos and how they helped you understand how you can install on energized lines, if needed.

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Pole Guard
Wikus Keller
Using Pole Guard and Line Guard to prevent monkeys from causing outages

The mines were successful in their trial of using Pole Guard and Line Guard to prevent monkeys from causing outages in the mines. We will be pursuing a long term strategy of using Critter Guard products across all the mines.
- Wikus Keller Branch Manager, CuAl Engineering, Benoni, South Africa

Hi Wikus. Due to your help Critter Guard now has added South Africa as a new customer territory and we are happy to work with you!

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Line Guard
John Hamble
Were hopeful our animal problems are behind us

We had a near miss from a raccoon who found its way into our power generation substation. We found a bird nest behind some typical bushing guards that undoubtedly attracted the coon. We installed Critter Guards BirdBloc in Dec 2020 and we havent seen a single bird in that substation this spring! With Line Guard now protecting the overhead lines, and BirdBloc keeping birds out, were hopeful our animal problems are behind us.
- John Hamble, City of Stillwater, OK

Hi John. We appreciate your review and continued support of Critter Guard. The substation job was a great example of how Critter Guard products, such as BirdBloc, can prevent future problems from occurring.

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Pole Guard
John Blalock
Prevent squirrel caused outages at our substations

We use both Line Guard and Pole Guard to prevent squirrel outages at our substations and other locations. The combination of Pole Guard preventing access up the pole, and Line Guard preventing any travel on the line, is an unbeatable combination. We use both steel and wooden poles, and Pole Guard works on both.
- John Blalock, City of College Station, TX

Hi John. Thanks for this review. We're happy to support the City of College Station in your animal mitigation efforts and really appreciate your feedback!

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Line Guard
John White
We fully recommend Line Guard!

Weve been a Critter Guard customer for many years and have customers all over the USA. Critter Guards customer service is great, and their shipping performance and quality is 100%. We fully recommend Line Guard!
- John White, Animal Traps & Supplies, Traverse City, MI

Thanks John! We appreciate ATS as a responsible and effective distributor for us in the pest control business. Thanks for all your support.

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Line Guard
TImothy Jess
Customer Review

Great product. A couple of hours after being installed I had squirrels falling off the service wire trying to jump passed it.

Well worth the money.

It's fun watching the critters fail, isn't it? Glad you are happy!

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Line Guard
Al Nerino
No incidents with squirrel contacts on any installations

...Just for general information, we have been using these guards (Line Guard) for several years now and so far have had no incidents with squirrel contacts on any installations.
- Al Nerino, Engineering Supervisor at Met-Ed (A FirstEnergy Corp operating unit)

Thanks for this Al. First Energy and many of your operating units are long term consistent customers for Critter Guard. One of major benefits of our Line Guard product is that it never needs to be serviced, once installed. So it keeps working, even when you don't think about it. We thank you for your continued support.

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Line Guard
Joshua Adams
Customer Review

This is a superior product. I run a pest control company, and we do a large amount of rodent exclusion. The line guard allows us to eliminate rodents from getting onto roofs via the power lines. And the product is simple and easy to install. Whether you are a professional or a DIYer, use line guards.

Joshua, we appreciate your feedback. Line Guard acts as a preventative measure, so it keeps the animals from even getting to the roof. A great product for professional pest control firms to be able to offer!

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Line Guard
John Shoemaker
Customer Review

I have a neighbor that does this kind of work.
He installed the Critter Guard, while I was home, and I didn't even know it.
He had no problems with the installation (and I know I would have).

The instructions are not very clear to me, and I think my neighbor just hacked it out.

Thanks for your review, John. Most 'handyman' types can install Line Guard or Pole Guard in about 30 minutes or less. As long as you can get safe access to your overhead line, and follow our supplied instructions, you should be fine. We also offer short installation tutorials on our website and YouTube channel.

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Line Guard
Chris Lindholm
No further occurrences since we installed Line Guard

The City purchased Line Guard specifically because we were having repeated problems with squirrels accessing the substation from the overhead lines. We've had no further occurrences since we installed Line Guard. I'd recommend Line Guard without hesitation.
- Chris Lindholm Public Works Director, City of Lindholm, KS

I'm glad you found us, Chris. You are evidence that once Line Guard gets installed, the squirrels go elsewhere. Thanks again!

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Line Guard
Andrew
Customer Review

This is a really great product! It works perfectly.

Glad you had success, Andrew! Thanks for your review!