Making Your Home Safe for Visting Ghouls and Goblins
Halloween is a fun time for adults and kids alike. If you are planning on welcoming trick-or-treaters to your home this year, be sure to make the experience as safe as possible.

  • Remove tripping hazards from your front porch, yard, and sidewalk. This includes hoses, toys, flowerpots, and lawn furniture.
  • Rake up any leaves and remove them from the walkways to your home. Wet leaves can be very slippery and pose a falling hazard.
  • Make sure the front of your house is well-lit. If you have several outdoor lights, make sure the bulbs are working in all of them.
  • Your pets should be restrained or put in a quiet back room or the back yard. This is not only safer for your young visitors, but also can help prevent your pet from escaping.
  • Instead of open flames in your jack-o-lanterns, consider using flameless candles. Check any outdoor decorative lighting to ensure that the cords and sockets are not broken, frayed, or are exposing bare wire.
  • If you are not going to be home, remember to lock all your doors and windows. Turn off your porch light, so trick-or-treaters will know you are not giving out candy.


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