Important Pumpkin Carving Tips

Scary Jack O Lantern on orange on black background

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 Pumpkins are everywhere now, and you may be excited to buy one and carve it up as part of your Halloween decorations. But you should wait until closer to October 31st to do it. According to, carving your pumpkin exposes the insides to air, which causes your gourd to turn into a moldy mess and attracts bugs and other creepy-crawly things. You have about three to five days after carving before your Jack o' Lantern starts decaying. 

Check the video below for some quick pumpkin carving hacks.

How about a zombie jack-o-lantern? All it takes is a couple of well placed holes and some peanut butter and squirrels will do the rest!

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