Climbing animals always present a risk to substations: they damage equipment and cause hundreds of outages … every year. During spring, the threat level is even higher for two of the species most likely to invade your sub:
Squirrels tend to mate in January, generating the so-call “winter litter” every March. As these young squirrels mature, they lead to increased activity during the late spring and summer. More squirrels? That’s bad news for your substation.
Raccoons will also typically give birth to a litter in early spring. That means mother raccoons spend more time out seeking food for their offspring. Unfortunately, the raccoon habitat covers most of North America. This spring, raccoons have already caused substation outages in Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Kentucky, among other places.
The good news: TransGard’s patented fence neutralizes the threat of these critters. Our design works against squirrels, raccoons and other species. For an in-person site audit or quote, just click below.