TransGard manufactures a patented animal deterrent system developed exclusively to eliminate substation outages caused by climbing animals, including squirrels, raccoons, snakes and many others. Every year, animals cause hundreds of substation power outages that leave thousands without power – and cost millions in repairs. TransGard’s specially engineered substation fencing system delivers a humane — but effective — electric shock that deters climbing animals. It is the most effective barrier against animal intrusion available. To date, the company has installed its fencing at more than 2,500 North American substations -- substations operated by dozens of major utilities, electric cooperatives, municipalities and private sector companies.