Halloween is a fun and exciting time, especially for children. To ensure that youngsters and your Santa Cruz home make it safely through the festivities this year, follow these Halloween safety tips:
1. Eliminate trip hazards. Remove bikes, toys and garden hoses from your Santa Cruz home’s front yard and porch. Sweep and rake leaves.
2. Replace burned out lights. Trick-or-treaters have a hard enough time seeing through their masks; don’t increase the danger by keeping them in the dark.
3. Restrain pets. You don’t want your pet to jump on a trick-or-treater, or even worse, bite someone.
4. Use a flashlight or glow stick to illuminate your carved pumpkin. Lit candles are dangerous, especially around small children or crowds of people.