Fend off fleas in the win­ter

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Cold tem­per­a­tures mean a higher risk of fleas in­doors—the crit­ters don’t hi­ber­nate, so they seek out warm places like your car­pet. Ban­ish them with salt, which acts as a de­hy­drat­ing agent to kill the pests. To do: Sprin­kle finely ground salt on car­pets; let sit for an hour. Vac­uum it up, then empty the can­is­ter in the out­side garbage. Re­peat ev­ery two days for a week to en­sure you’ve killed ev­ery egg.

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