Video: How to Ward Off Pranksters This Halloween

Homeowners, beware and be prepared for neighborhood ne'er-do-wells who come out to play at this time of year.

By | Updated Jan 18, 2018 5:34 PM

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Halloween night (and Mischief Night, celebrated on October 30th) can turn ordinary kids and teens into neighborhood goblins. Typical Halloween pranks range from the fairly innocent—forks in the lawn or toilet paper in the trees—to criminal property damage. Even if you and your neighbors haven’t experienced any issues on your street before, it never hurts to take a few precautions to protect your home from mischief-makers. Here are a handful of things you can do to safeguard your home during the spookiest season of the year.

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