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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 05-16-2018

The Valley Breeze Newspapers serving the Northern Rhode Island towns of Cumberland, Lincoln, Woonsocket, Smithfield, North Smithfield, Pawtucket, North Providence, Scituate, Foster, and Glocester

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10 MAY 16-22, 2018 | VALLEY BREEZE | PAWTUCKET EDITION A: In a word: YES! Ticks are carriers of some problematic diseases . . . especially Lyme disease. There is a great deal that dog owners can do to protect their loved ones: flea & tick collars, topical ointments, and Lyme disease vaccinations are the core preventative tools. We're often fond of saying that giving "lots of belly rubs" helps too. Prolonged "petting" sessions help discern when a "bump" is normal or not. Ticks can come into your yard from birds, squirrels, and other "passing through" critters. As such, it's best to keep a close eye on your furry friend to make sure no new uninvited guests have come into your home. If you do find one attached to your dog, be careful about extracting it. It's important to take out the whole tick and not leave the mouth still embedded. Should I be concerned about ticks on my dog? Q: A: 245 Esten Avenue, Unit A Pawtucket, RI 02860 Phone: 401-722-8686 The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology estimates that 50 million people in the United States have seasonal allergies — affecting up to 30% of adults and up to 40% of children. Allergy suffers usually experience congestion, sneezing, and a runny nose but their eyes can also be affected. Eye allergies, also known as allergic conjunctivitis, are very common and can present as red, itchy, watery eyes and swollen eyelids. In some instances, they also can cause sensitivity to light, foreign body sensation, and/or blurry vision. Eye allergies are caused by allergens such as pollen, mold, dust and pet dander. When an allergy sufferer is exposed to allergens it releases a substance called histamine. There are different ways to get relief from eye allergies. Avoiding allergens is one of the best approaches. It may be necessary to see an allergist who can perform a skin or blood test to help identify specific allergens. When out- doors protect your eyes from airborne allergens by wearing wraparound sunglasses. Cold compresses can help to reduce swelling around the eyes and itching. In mild cases over-the-counter antihistamine eye drops (such as Alaway or Zaditor) may relieve eye allergy symptoms. Artificial tears can also help temporarily by washing allergens from your eyes. However, in more severe cases or if you do not get relief with over-the-counter eye drops, you may need to be prescribed a stronger medication by your eye doctor. In any case, do NOT rub your eyes! Rubbing your eyes releases more histamines and makes symptoms worse. Schedule an eye exam today to help get relief from your eye allergies! We hope you found this answer useful and informative. We will be answering questions submitted monthly. If you have a question you'd like to see answered, email it to Please follow us on social media! and Instagram @KlibanoffEye What are eye allergies and what can I do for relief? Q: A: 55 Broad Street Pawtucket, RI 401-723-3400 The best carpet ever invented... AGAIN Using the most advanced fiber innovation, SmartStrand Forever Clean carpets offer the highest level of beauty, comfort and performance available. • Exceptional durability to preserve the style, beauty and appearance of your carpet • The only carpet with permanent, built-in stain and soil protection that won't wear or wash off • Nanoloc™ spill and soil shield for quick and easy cleanup • 0% moisture absorption to reduce musty, dingy odors • The only carpet featuring All Pet Protection and Warranty • The only renewable carpet fiber, certified free of harmful substances, to preserve a healthy home and a beautiful planet • Luxurious softness that you can sink your toes into. Carpet adds beautiful warmth and comfort to a room like no other flooring. SmartStrand Forever Clean lets you enjoy this comfort with long-lasting peace of mind. SmartStrand Forever Clean is made with an innovative fiber, engineered to resist matting and crushing. This unique trait is built into the fiber at the molecular level causing the fiber to bounce back, maintaining its beauty and appearance over time. This performance boost gives SmartStrand Forever Clean a particular durability advantage when it comes to premium soft fibers, such as SmartStrand Silk. Amazingly, in comparison tests, SmartStrand Silk Forever Clean retained its beautiful appearance after 60,000 footsteps.* That extraordinary durability proved to be up to three times longer than comparable soft nylon carpets. So rest soft and easy with SmartStrand Silk Forever Clean, the world's most durable and softest carpet. FOREVER STAIN-FREE Permanent, Built-In Stain Protection SmartStrand Forever Clean is the only carpet with lifetime stain resistance built into the core of the fiber. Other carpets use temporary, topical protections that wash and wear off over time, which makes the carpet difficult to clean. The Truth about Stain Protection SmartStrand Forever Clean is the ONLY carpet that contains permanent, built-in stain and soil protection that never washes or wears off. The stain and soil protection on other carpets is temporary and has to be reapplied when it wears or washes off. In fact, in an independent study, nylon carpet lost, on average, nearly 50% of its stain and soil protection after just three steam cleanings. That's why other carpets become difficult to keep clean over time. SmartStrand Forever Clean reduces this problem, so you can enjoy 100% protection for life What is the best carpeting for an active household? Q: A: Massud & Son's FLOOR COVERING, INC. 772 Dexter Street Central Falls, RI 401-724-6674 Do you need new tires? Take a close look at your tires and determine if you actually need new tires. Tread is the best place to look. You can measure the depth using an old penny or by looking at the tread wear indicators built into most tires. If your tread is worn down to less than 2/32 of an inch you need new tires. Who to buy new tires from can be a challenge. You will have better luck with a tire retailer or local auto shop. Always check for promotions and coupons going on in your area. Tire sellers will often run specials on mounting, balancing, and rotating tires when you purchase a new set of tires from their location. Now it is time to select the right size tire. Most tires are brand- ed with a number that tells you all about the product you are about to purchase. For example, P195/70R15 43H M+S, shows you the type, width, aspect ratio, diameter, tire speed rating, and indicates the tire is an all-season tire. Now you know what tires will fit and where to look for them, but what tire is going to fit into your life? Weather, driving habits, and your own personal preference can all play a role in making this decision. If you live in an area that gets snow you might consider an all-season or winter tire. But if you ex- perience sun all year round this might not be the best choice. Know what type of tire you want! Do you need high-speed performance, a comfortable ride, traction in snow, durability in high temperatures, or the ability to carry heavy loads? Once you purchase your perfect set of tires, don't forget to pro- tect your investment. Regular maintenance is key. What Do I Need to Know Before Buying New Tires? Q: A: The term "paint & primer" contains a couple of misconceptions. 1) People believe the paint is a one coat process and that is not always the case. 2) It is assumed that there is not need for primer even on porous or new, unpainted surfaces. Howev- er, even though modern paints waterborne, finely ground polymers resemble those in primers, they do not contain the penetrating and sealing qualities like Benjamin Moore Fresh Start primers. Using a quality resin based primer will seal new or porous surfaces allowing the top coat to ad- here properly and to display a uniform sheen appearance. Therefore, it is always best to use a quality primer on new surfaces because you are establishing a solid, sealed base for all future paint jobs. What can I expect from a product that is described as "paint & primer?" Q: A: 470 Central Avenue | Pawtucket, RI 02861 Tel. 401-725-6096 Fax 401-725-6135 LEFT TO RIGHT--- Ben Bigelow, David Silvia (Owner), Richard Marsland Yes our Traditional Barrier Spray does eliminate the Mosquito that carries the Zika and West Nile virus. All 3 ticks that are found in Rhode Island are eliminated with our traditional treatments also. While the type of mosquitoes that carry Zika are present in the U.S., at this time no Zika infected mosquitoes have been detected in our State. Lyme Disease is the most commonly known treat from tick exposer in Rhode Island. Anaplasmosis, Babesiosis are two other diseases found in Rhode Island. Here are some tips minimize the standing water on a property will cut down on its mosquito population, as these pests require water to breed. The tips on elimination of ticks are as follows Clear out: yard debris, Clean: mow tall grass and clean lawn edges. Choose plants: will not attract deer or have a physical barrier. Check Hiding Places: Know tick hiding places check the frequently. Fences, brick walls and patio retaining walls. Care For Family Pets: Talk to your vet about tick control. Call The Pros: Professional tick control utilizes both barrier sprays that will eliminate adult ticks on contacts well as tick control tubes. Does your barrier spray eliminate mosquitoes and ticks that carry vector-born diseases, like the Zika virus and Lyme Disease and what steps can we take to reduce the threat? Q: A: 92 Coolridge Ave. Greenville R.I. 02828 401-441-5444 ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? LOCAL EXPERTS Answer your Questions...

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