A trap will go into fruit orchards in Placer County. In this area of California there are vast amounts of orchards for mandarin oranges as well as all the stone fruits. I will be kept very busy for the entire summer.
Meet my other familiar bug friends: Japanese beetle, Medfly, Oriental fruit fly, Gypsy moth, and Mexican fruit fly.
This job will go from March until the end of October and then I will have the next 4-5 months off. I really enjoy this job for a few reasons: the people I work for are really nice and down-to-earth (my supervisor is my daughters' age), I am on my own daily when I am in the field so there are many opportunities to see parts of the county that I have never seen before and hopefully, take some great pictures. I also like the flexibility of the job. I can pick my own hours daily just as long as I get the job done and when I am done: I can leave! I could NEVER do an office job again...ever! The thought of sitting inside a stale building (maybe) looking out of a window, and just basically having a portion of the office with a cubicle does not appeal to me at all. I know there are some people that do these jobs day in and day out but for me, it just would NOT work. So, this is the next best thing to not working in my mind.
I like these kind of seasonal jobs. Just when you're wishing that you didn't have to work any more, the job is over for the season. They give me a county truck to drive on my route so I don't have to use my own vehicle except to get there and back. The hardest part for me is getting up in the morning. I am not a morning person generally. I like to stay up late at night and as such, have gotten adjusted to that sort of schedule. Thank goodness for the DVR! Anything on television that I "need" to watch can be taped until I have the time to watch it at a later date. Oh---modern conveniences---what would we do without them?