Critter Guard’s Pole Guard helps to deter squirrels from gaining access to pole mounted equipment and/or connected power lines and subsequently causing electricity outages. Two plate halves go around your power line pole. The plate halves, along with the other products included in the Pole Guard kit will block squirrels and other critters from crawling up the pole in the first place, which in return keeps critters off your power line. Once the animal encounters the plates, the critter is forced to the perimeter of the plates where seven rollers hanging on the plate halves will make it difficult for the critters to get past since they spin as the animal tries to climb up.
You can purchase the kit for different pole types:
Wooden Power/Telecom Poles:
Includes two plate halves, four locking pins, 4 long spiral shank nails, twelve stainless-steel ties, four clamps, seven rollers, and installation instructions.
Round Steel or Concrete Power/Telecom Poles:
Includes two plate halves, four locking pins, 4 large L-Brackets, twelve stainless-steel ties, four clamps, seven rollers, and the installation instructions.
Together the pole guard components are packed in a heavy-duty plastic bag and shipped in a cardboard box. For smaller diameter poles less than 11” in diameter, a 38” flex tubing and coupling is required to wrap around the pole just above the Pole Guard plates to fill any gap between the pole and the Pole Guard system. This Flex Tube and coupler is an additional cost option.
Pole Guard is for a single pole. For new transmission/distribution lines, we recommend one Pole Guard kit for each pole – especially in rural areas where to mitigate expensive service calls due to animal ingress on a pole. The standard Pole Guard plates are designed for round pole geometry. Please inquire at email@example.com if you have other geometry such as square/rectangular. Critter Guard also offers custom manufacturing service for specific geometry poles. If you have any other questions regarding our Pole Guard package, please feel free contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Critter Guard is always looking for new and innovative ways to deter critters, squirrels, and all animals. Through our Pole Guard and our Line Guard, we have been able to do just that. By protecting your power line poles, you will in return limit access to the power lines from critters who cause power outages.
Pole Guard Additional Uses
Our Pole Guard Package is not only good for power poles, but it can also be used around various other types of 10 to 12-inch diameter poles and even on select trees as well. This process works in the same way as the Pole Guard plate halves connect around the tree trunk. From there, the seven rollers are attached to the two halves to create a barrier against squirrels. Just beware that the tree will continue to grow (and expand) and you will need to remove Pole Guard from the tree when the tree gets that large.
For power pole applications, Critter Guard recommends this product be installed by qualified power line technicians. This is not absolutely required but is good practice. It is not required to de-power the line. Assure the pole is in good condition. Position the Pole Guard assembly approximately 8 - 12 feet above ground level, or above the lowest point where a “critter” could jump onto the pole either from the ground or other adjacent tree or structure. Assure location and height of installation is clear of any objects a critter could use to swing from or grab (i.e., conduits, anchors, spikes).
Installation defects are specifically not covered under the company warranty and are the responsibility of the installer. The company’s liability for any damaged or defective product is limited to the value of the product sale only. No consequential or incidental claims will be accepted, including claims of improper installation or damage caused by improper installation. If in doubt, contact a qualified power line technician.