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This specialized barrier was designed to prevent raccoons, skunks, rats, etc., from accessing a private electrical substation. Animals are unable to climb over or dig through the heavy-duty materials, creating a secure area. Prior to installation, the area wildlife caused frequent electrical outages. These outages were very costly to repair.

Our system provided the perfect solution, and can be adapted to a wide variety of applications. It can be applied to retaining walls, brick walls, concrete surfaces, foundations, substrates, etc. It is available in black, gray and white. Height is customizable, and construction of specialty panels is also available.

digging Rodents, snakes, and other wildlife frequently access electrical substations, gas plants, and oil plants and cause facility outages. Such power outages can be prevented through the installation of appropriate barriers, both above and below ground.

Here we are utilizing a backhoe to install a concrete driveway. This is necessary at the entrance point to establish a blockade that will prevent rodents from entering the electrical substation.
cement prep In this photo, the concrete forms are being set up to prepare for the actual concrete drive pad to be installed. The drive pad is an essential part of comprehensive animal control.
as Here is the finished concrete driveway at the entrance gate where the rats and raccoons had been entering. They were going through or up and over the existing chain link fence, gaining access to the electrical substation where they frequently shorted out the transformers.

This wildlife activity caused great revenue losses to the electrical utility company and to their customer, which in this case was an oil and gas product supplier. These companies were losing approximately $30,000 a day for each blown transformer.

We are installing an underground rodent fence which will block out skunks, rats, raccoons, and snakes. The fence is installed deep below ground to prevent burrowing animals from gaining access.

Complete animal removal will allow the substation to function with far fewer service interruptions. An underground animal deterrent system will stop much of the problem.

This rodent slick fence requires heavy exterior treated two-by-four or two-by-six frames. In our experience with preventing rodent damage, this style of framing is the best available attachment system for the rodent slick fence material.


Rats, raccoons, and squirrels were climbing the telephone poles. They accessed the electrical boxes and chewed on electrical wires inside the breaker boxes. They also nested in the boxes. As they climbed the poles, they accessed the substation by scaling the high wire system to the transformers.

The animals caused frequent power outages and expensive equipment damage to the electrical components by their chewing and nesting habits, and rodent removal became critical to operations.

Here we have installed a rodent slick sheet blockade on the telephone pole. Now the animals cannot climb to the electrical boxes or access the high wires to the transformer systems.

We have had excellent success with all burrowing and climbing rodents in preventing them from gaining access to very expensive electrical substations. Rat control can be achieved, even in semi-enclosed structures such as this high-voltage substation.
In this photo, you can see how the slick fence has been installed and attached to the chain link fence, preventing any animals or rodents from climbing or gaining access to the station. Note the different color of material at the gate hinge points. This product is a flexible slick fence used for gate openings and hinge points. The material has been culved or curved at the bottom, allowing the gate to open and close tightly.
This is a detail of where the gate, concrete, and slick fence meet. Animal control measures must include sealing up or blocking the smallest gaps.
This is a five gallon container of rodent poison. It is refillable with a multi-feed rat poison, controlling the incoming animals for up to ninety days. This step will greatly contribute to rat control in the area.
Here we see the completed installation of the slick fence. We realize that it looks a little unique compared to most chain link fence barriers. This substation is in a remote area and visual aesthetics are not necessarily the most important requirement.

This professional rodent fence was installed to prevent loss of equipment damage and loss of revenue from wildlife outages.

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