People Plus will host a “Tick talk” to share tips on how to reduce the risk of contracting Lyme disease at 11 a.m. Wednesday at 35 Union St.

Lyme disease, a tick-borne illness, is on the rise nationwide. Since the year 2000, it has increased tenfold or more in several New England states.

A representative of Mainely Ticks will lead the discussion and will focus on how to use a combination of education and awareness, landscape modifications, personal protection strategies, and the proper and timely removal of attached ticks to significantly reduce the chance of contracting a tick-borne disease.

This discussion also will walk attendees through the steps of tick identification, proper tick removal and tick submission.

Advance registration is required. For more information or to register, call People Plus at 729-0757. For more information on ticks, visit

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