According to local officials, trick or treaters should take note of a few tips concerning costumes, travel and candy.

The Ingham County Sheriff Department said parents should travel with young children and ensure they don't visit any dark, unlit homes or roadways.  Adults should know the routes of older kids who are traveling in pairs or groups.

The city of Lansing reminds kids to carry a glow stick or flashlight.  Reflective tape on costumes also helps to warn drivers of nearby trick or treaters.

Trick or treaters should watch for traffic and avoid walking in the street.  Parents should inspect their kids candy and throw away any opened or suspicious looking candy.  Here's more from the Lansing State Journal.