So, is there really anything that scary to consider?
Actually there is. And it's not ghosts, goblins, ghouls, or things that go bump in the night.
When a homeowner takes the necessary steps for safety, then the worst that can happen is they contribute to the massive consumption of sugar!
Here's a list of tips for homeowners...
Keep it Clear – Clear steps and lawns of any tripping hazards (electric cords, hoses, etc.).
Lights On – While the temptation for Halloween is to make everything a little darker or more mysterious than usual, think again... Keep your sidewalks and paths clearly lit. This can reduce the likelihood of vandalism to your home, as well as increase visibility for costumed visitors who may have difficulty seeing where they are going.
Pet Protection – Put any pets away. The sights and sounds of Halloween may be frightening to them too, which could lead to aggressive behavior.
Store Bought Candy – Save the homemade treats and hand-out store bought sealed candy.
Neighborhood Watch - You know your neighborhood and what type of plan is needed. Talk to neighbors and have a plan to watch your block. Assign times and map out potential trouble spots. Invite law enforcement to your meeting to get additional advice, especially if your neighborhood sees an influx of trick-or-treaters from out of the area.