Both the property & home are slightly smaller. There is an invasive plant called Japanese knotweed along the edge of where I plowed up a plot in spring. I didn’t know it’s rhizomes would travel beneath the surface & end up sprouting here, there, and everywhere. We’ll move it next year. Same with a raised bed I built right on the property line. If we didn’t rip the knotweed out weekly it would completely overtake the all the crops in that bed. The potatoes are further away from that crap & unaffected by it. I abut forest, but aside from the thickly tree lined boundaries with my other neighbors there are no trees on our yard.
We have had persistent issues with several species of rodents trying to nest in the ceilings above our bedroom, kitchen & bathroom since moving here. Between chipmunks, red squirrel, & mice, I’ve been snap trapping and plinking about 12/week outdoors.
Out of ideas, I ended up calling the local wildlife control bureau to explain to my elderly neighbors that wild animals don’t really need them emptying 5 gallon buckets of sunflower seeds into their 25+ bird feeders daily or dumping roasted peanuts in the shell all over the ground.