Mosquitoes & Ticks: What You Need to Know. Franklin County Public Library-Westlake Branch. 5/14. 2PM. One makes a high-pitched whining noise. The other is all silence and stealth. Both have a taste for blood and can spread diseases. Learn about mosquitoes and ticks from experts at the Virginia Department of Health-West Piedmont Health District. Sharon Ortiz-Garcia, epidemiologist, and Nancy Bell, Population Health Manager, will explain the types of mosquitoes and ticks that are of most concern locally, how to protect yourself from bites, and what to do if you’ve been bitten. Please pre-register @ 483-3098 opt. 2.