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Winter is the season for firing up your home heater and relaxing indoors, safely buffered from the cold winds blowing outside. Unfortunately, a comfortable indoor environment for you can also mean an attractive home for less desirable residents from the animal kingdom. Namely, a toasty home can be prime breeding area for fleas, particularly in households that have cats or dogs. Read on for some tips on preventing your home from becoming a wintertime flea playground.
Your Heat and Air Conditioning Betrays You
Fleas thrive in warm temperatures and high humidity. That means that people's homes, especially in more humid parts of the country, can be the perfect place for the annoying pests to escape the winter. As long as a home is between 70 and 86 degrees (and pity the fuel bills for any homeowner who keeps the thermostat up that high), fleas will thrive. In fact, the warmer the temperature is, the faster they reproduce -- in as little as three weeks at 84 degrees!
Try these steps to stop fleas from getting a foothold in your home:
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