The Varmint Shield is a round animal guard that installs with a hotstick. It is made from a UV stabilized and flame retardant (UL 94 V-0) polymer that can handle years of extreme weather and will not become brittle in freezing temperatures. The molded indicator markings allow a lineman to easily trim the inner tabs for a secure fit on any size insulator or bushing from 1.75” to 6”.
The Varmint Shield prevents an energized connection around a bushing or insulator by forcing critters to go around a 16” or 20” guard. It works for all distribution systems and can address high voltage bushings and adjacent arrestor bushings.
UPDATE: The Varmint Shield is now RUS Approved.