Halloween Safety for Homeowners

  • Use led lights instead of candles for your jack-o-lanterns.
  • Clear parked cars from the curb, for better visibility of trick-or-treaters crossing the road.
  • Park your vehicles in garage or driveway and keep home well-lit after trick-or-treating. Halloween + full moon could = double the mischief!
  • Be careful not to overload your outlets with decorations that could lead to an electrical fire.

How to Minimize Risk When Handing Out Treats During Trick or Treating.

If you don’t plan to ghost trick-or-treating this year…
  • Give treats outdoors.
  • Use individually bagged treats or Dixie cups.
  • Buy prepackaged items.
  • Wash hands before prepping goodies.
  • Distribute candy through no-touch methods such as leaving a table outside, candy chute or slide, or long kitchen utensils such as tongs or a soup ladle.
  • Eliminate trip hazards from your yard such as garden hoses, extension cords or holes.
  • Keep walkways well lit.
  • Confine dogs away from where you will be handing out treats, to eliminate the risk of them escaping to greet trick-or-treaters..

Alternate ways to celebrate Halloween at home this year:

  • Have a bonfire and tell spooky stories.
  • Watch Halloween movies.
  • Host a costume Zoom meeting.
  • Carve pumpkins.
  • Bake pumpkin seeds.
  • Take a walk around the neighborhood to see the homes decorated for Halloween. They usually look better at night!