Squirrels and other animals cause power outages

The mayor of a Maryland town that has lost power very frequently in the last few months has announced a plan to hopefully rectify the problem. Neal Roop, the small town mayor, issued a statement from Potomac Edison First Energy Company rep David Kline who explained that the power outages are most definitely due to animals. Creatures such as squirrels and birds touch the power terminals and disrupt service. The company will be placing guards on each terminal to prevent the animals from being able to reach them.

There are numerous species of tree squirrels throughout the United States all of which are active year round. Squirrels cause problems by digging in yards and gardens, raiding bird feeders, and gnawing holes near gutters to invade homes. They can get into attics, walls, and ceilings, gnawing on wires and getting trapped in chimneys and flues. There are many actions you can take to prevent squirrels from causing issues, however, according to Maryland law, residents have to have a permit to trap and remove them.

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Maryland mayor reveals plan to address town’s power outages

The mayor of a Maryland town that frequently loses power has revealed a plan to address the issue.

The Carroll County Times reports Mayor Neal Roop issued a statement Wednesday from Potomac Edison First Energy Company representative David Kline, who says the power outages are clearly due to animals. Read more

Summary: The mayor of a Maryland town that has lost power very frequently in the last few months has announced a plan to hopefully rectify the problem. Animals such as squirrels and birds access the terminals and cause outages.

How to deal with Tree squirrel

There are many species of tree squirrels in North America. All of these tree squirrels are active throughout the year and build leaf nests or use tree cavities for denning. They also will use chimneys, attics, and soffits to den. Squirrels cause problems by digging in yards and gardens, raiding bird feeders, and gnawing holes near gutters and eaves to invade homes. They can get into attics, walls, and ceilings, gnawing on wires and getting trapped in chimneys and flues. Learn more

Summary: There are numerous species of tree squirrels throughout the United States. They can cause damage to yards and homes by digging and gnawing holes.

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