Swinging by briefly to say hi. Skunks, raccoons, and TICKS? AAAGH! I think the first two out of three are cute, but I don't want them in my garage and certainly wouldn't want them around my own family.
As for the boxes... yeah, they'll never entirely go away. I think they breed in dark enclosed spaces, like hangers and dry pens.
Maybe she meant "butternut pumpkin?" See explanation here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butternut_squash
Front porch looks good! I like the cornstalks there. See, grain is good for something.