Your scariest Halloween decoration shouldn’t be a moldy pumpkin. Remember: A pumpkin is just a fruit. After exposure to the elements for several days, your jack-o-lantern’s grin will begin to sag. Your pumpkin deserves to be preserved, so here are four ways you can keep it healthy with household items.

A scoured pumpkin is a preserved pumpkin.

1. Gut It This may seem obvious, but make sure you remove all the pulp! When that stuff piles up, it attracts bacteria and pests. Scour the pumpkin walls and base for all loose pulp.

2. Clean It Wet & Forget Ready-to-Use Wet & Forget Ready-to-Use is more than a moss, mold, mildew and algae stain remover. It can do double duty for pumpkin preservation. Spray your carved pumpkin with Wet & Forget Ready-To-Use. Be sure to spray the full interior, lid and crevices of your pumpkin. Apply Wet & Forget just once per week for an easy way to keep your pumpkin mold and mildew free for at least 2-3 weeks.