Hurricane Season 2019

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hurricane season

The 2019 Hurricane Season will officially kicked off June 1, 2019.  The current prediction is that 2019 will have 75% of the average season, whereas the 2018 season had 120% of the average season. Hopefully this year we will be luck and have little hurricane activity.

However, with this said, it is always a good idea to be prepared for Hurricane season. Below are some tips to help you be ready if one comes your way.

  • Check your disaster supplies and replace or restock as needed.
  • You should have a minimum of 3 days’ supply of non-perishable easy to prepare foods
  • Be prepared to protect your windows and doors. If you do not have shutters, have plywood ready to cover when the treat of a hurricane is presented.
  • Be prepared to turn your refrigerator and freezer to the coldest setting and keep them closed as much as possible.
  • Turn off propane tanks and small appliances
  • Fill your car’s gas tank
  • Create an evacuation plan with your family members
  • Learn Your Community’s Hurricane Response Plan
  • Make sure you have sufficient batteries for all your needs
  • Have a First Aid Kit
  • Make sure you have a good cell phone charger
  • It may be a good idea to have some Cash in case the credit card lines are down.
  • We at Southern Pest Control hope that this information was beneficial in preparing for hurricane season in 2019. Remember if you have an out of control pest problem in your home or outdoors, we are here to help. We have been in the Pest Control business for over 38 years serving the entire Gulf Coast Region. Please call us at 800 527-9832 if we can help. 

Hurricane Season – Is it Over?

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Hurricane season is not over yet. Remember some of our worst hurricanes happen in August, September and October. Are you prepared?

Naturally, there are many things you can do to prepare for hurricane season. Let’s review the below items.

Step 1: Have a Plan

Start by having a plan in place for you and your family. If you are evacuated, you should already have a plan regarding where to go. Also, get together a disaster supply kit that contains critical information and supplies if you do need to evacuate. Another great part of the planning process is to make a communication plan with your family.

Step 2: Review your Insurance Policy

You should also take time each year to examine your insurance policy. This can help you determine if there are areas that require adjustment or if you need additional coverage. You may even want to talk with your insurance company to help you determine whether you have the right amount of insurance.

Step 3: Take Care of your Health

When a hurricane is looming, make sure you take the time to ensure you have enough of any prescriptions you normally take. Remember, when a hurricane hits, it could be weeks before you can refill your prescriptions, so having several weeks-worth in advance of a hurricane is important.

Step 4: Check on Your Neighbors

Check in with your neighbors to see how you can help each other before and after the storm. If you are running to the store to grab a couple of last minute items check to see if your neighbors need anything.

These are things that can help prepare you for a hurricane. To learn more about protecting your home during this season from unwanted pests, contact us at Southern Pest Control Service today, our professional and experienced staff is always ready to help. Please visit our website at to learn more about us. We at Southern Pest Control have been in the pest control business for over 37 years serving the Gulf Coast Region.