I can identify. The Japanese beetles have made their arrival. They are loving my white crepe myrtle. I was quite shocked at church yesterday to see the sweet potato vine in the planters had their leaves made into lace by the Japanese beetles.
I have a Virginia creeper vine on the fence that the Japanese beetles like, too.
...have a few places that look alarmingly like blight.
I'm fighting a losing battle with poison ivy, as well. I don't use a lot of chemicals, but two weeks ago, I did spray some weed killer on some poison ivy here and there.
Whenever I go through the yard, I manage to pick up a few ticks. I guess we can attribute part of that to the rodent problem, which seems to me as if it shouldn't be so dire, given the neighbor's cat and our snakes.
I also saw a good-sized snake skin by the shed in the backyard. Do you think the snake thought "shed" was a verb and not a noun?