March 5th – Tick-Borne Disease Prevention

Ticks carry the potential to transmit many harmful diseases. In Plymouth County, the rate of Lyme disease infection is 13x higher than the national average and rapidly climbing. Some even estimate that Lyme disease infection could be as high as 130x the reported national average. The threat is severe and the chances of encountering a tick in Plymouth County are high so when it comes to protecting ourselves, we cannot afford to lose a single fight since one bite can change a life. Applying the correct protection methods is critical.

Blake Dinius, Plymouth County Entomologist-Educator, will lead the program and will review the basic biology of ticks and dispel many commonly held myths. Most importantly, he will cover proven protection measures. With the right knowledge and tools, all tick-borne diseases are preventable. Mr. Dinius has a B.S. in Biology from the University of Massachusetts Boston and has several years of professional experience in insect research.

This program will take place at the Kingston Council on Aging located at 30 Evergreen Street on March 5 at 6:30 PM and is sponsored by the Kingston Public Library in cooperation with Kingston Recreation Department and the Kingston Health Department.

The program is free, but registration is requested.  To register online click here.  For more information visit the library’s online calendar at, or call the Library at 781-585-0517.