While Halloween is over, many Michiganders like to leave their pumpkins on display for a few days, sometimes weeks later. Some people also like to leave them out for wildlife to enjoy a tasty treat.

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If you're one of the many people who use a popular lubricant to preserve your pumpkin, it's time to toss those pumpkins.

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In recent years, Michigan residents have been using WD-40 for more than lubricant, rust preventive, penetrant, and moisture displacer. They've been using it to preserve their pumpkins; apparently, WD-40 is a great option for keeping your pumpkin looking healthy all season long.

Why Should You Throw Your Pumpkins Away Immediately?

If you've sprayed a light coat of WD-40 on your pumpkins, it's time to throw them out. The chemicals in the products can be harmful to pets or wildlife.

The chemicals in WD-40 can cause various health issues if ingested, including gastrointestinal upset, vomiting, diarrhea, and more severe complications in some cases.

Throw Away Your Pumpkins Immediately

How to Dispose Of Your Pumpkins

If you used WD-40 on your pumpkins, the best thing to do is simply throw them in the garbage. Whatever you do don't throw them into a nearby field. This will only cause problems for wildlife in the area.

If your pumpkins are chemical-free, you can always compost them. According to WBCK, local municipalities offer pumpkin recycling events after Halloween as well. Of course, it's totally fine to throw chemical-free pumpkins into a field for the critters to enjoy.

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