Isn't guerrilla growing fun? It keeps me in shape, but I would love to have some 6-10ft tall monsters close by and in full sun. I run into some badass spiders, but I like them more than grasshoppers or caterpillars. I have had a few copperheads pretty close to my hand and face (right at the base of my plants) a few times this season. I can't kill them though. I just send them on their way. Good luck with the rest of the season! Positive vibes...