What sorts of varmints travel in your gardens?
We are in IL and hoping to move this summer to TN. Here we have lots of snakes but none are poisonous (hmm- we are 30 min. from Iowa where they have poisonous species -- guess they can't swim across the Mississippi.) For some reason, we don't have poison ivy but plenty of poison hemlock. Japanese beetles completely decimated my hibiscus/Rose of Sharon and apple trees last year.
Deer here are plentiful but don't bother my gardens. We have two labs but even at night the deer don't come munching. Also, rabbits seem to leave my gardens alone. Lots of moles and voles but don't see any damage. What will I have to look out for?
We are hoping to buy in a rural area with acreage. Do I have to be concerned about wild pigs? Coyotes? Bears?