When you are inspecting your garden this summer, you will find many interesting things to observe. One insect you may notice is a strange looking bug that can be over one-inch long and has an unusual appendage on its legs that looks like a leaf is attached. This bug is called the Leaffooted Bug, and it can do some damage to tomatoes, pomegranates, citrus and other ripe fruit. The damage is caused when this insect pierces the skin of ripe fruit and inserts a large sucking mouth part to the extract the juices.
Earlier this year, Mother Nature greeted us with increased rainfall and a healthy snowpack, positioning us with ample water supplies throughout the spring and summer. This change was a welcome sight to many in Northern California—and provided much needed relief from drought conditions.
Underneath Roseville is an intricate distribution system that allows water to move from Folsom Lake through miles of piping before it reaches customers’ taps. The distribution system includes water mains, service lines, water meters, fire hydrants, backflow devices, and groundwater wells—all necessary infrastructure to keep highly treated and safe water flowing so that customers have it when needed.
The mosquito is an insect that can ruin a meal on the patio or make an evening walk unbearable or even dangerous. This bug is probably the most dangerous insect on the planet. It transmits disease, breeds rapidly in very little water, lives in many different climates around the world, and is enemy number one for many countries that are trying to control serious diseases.
Two Environmental Utilities (EU) infrastructure projects and the staff that managed them were among other regional projects that received top notch awards at the Sacramento Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers ceremony held at the Crocker Art Museum in May.