Vacations at the shore are mostly sheer pleasure. But the sandy shoreline can have some drawbacks, especially for our furry friends. A sand flea or tick infestation could put a damper on your whole vacation.

Americans spend ½ billion dollars a year on flea and tick control products. Some of the substances used to control these pests are quite toxic. There are other options you might want to investigate. Realty Times has an article that outlines the issue, warning of risks and making suggestions for alternatives to keep your pets pest free.