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Brown recluse for one. I believe GA is still south enough that you guys get Brown Widows as well as the more common, more dangerous Black Widow. Just be glad we don't get Red Widows like Australia!

Off topic, but your avatar:roll: That was one of the best episodes!
I got black widows all around my house and scorpions. I opened my barn door a month ago and a momma scorpion had all her young on her back.........she was on top of the barn door and me swinging it open made her fall.......on my leg. Baby scorpions and a pissed off momma scorpion on my leg........next thing you know a 6.1 300lbs man was screaming like a little girl running all over the yard.

Needless to say I open the barn door REAL slow now.
 

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We don't have no dangerous bugs here. :cool:
Ticks, but that's about it for bugs.
all you guys have to worry about are wolves, bears, European Adders, Weever fish, and of course people.
 
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They probably like the heat of a crib as much as they do the inside of a computer. I keep my eye out but most of the time i see just daddy long legs and those i leave alone unless they get upstairs, they can hang out all day in the garage/basement.
 

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I got black widows all around my house and scorpions. I opened my barn door a month ago and a momma scorpion had all her young on her back.........she was on top of the barn door and me swinging it open made her fall.......on my leg. Baby scorpions and a pissed off momma scorpion on my leg........next thing you know a 6.1 300lbs man was screaming like a little girl running all over the yard.

Needless to say I open the barn door REAL slow now.
I had a good laugh from that!:roll:
did you get stung at all?
 
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hahhaha :p yo mailman im in FL for two days @cocoa beach. not sure if thats near, just wanted to say hi.
 
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hahhaha :p yo mailman im in FL for two days @cocoa beach. not sure if thats near, just wanted to say hi.
Yeah man thats kinda close. About an two hours away I guess. Love Cocoa Beach! However Destin is better IMO.
 
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Nice here for a wedding then it's back to work.
 
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Epic thread.
 
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They probably like the heat of a crib as much as they do the inside of a computer. I keep my eye out but most of the time i see just daddy long legs and those i leave alone unless they get upstairs, they can hang out all day in the garage/basement.
You do realize that the common daddy long legs has one of the most potent venoms known to man it's only for the fact that their fangs aren't able to penetrate our skin that stops them from killing us all while we sleep :eek:

we've got whitetails here nasty little fakers that can give a nasty little bite that eats flesh if left untreated :twitch:
 
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You do realize that the common daddy long legs has one of the most potent venoms known to man it's only for the fact that their fangs aren't able to penetrate our skin that stops them from killing us all while we sleep :eek:
That is a myth, and is false.
 
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Yeah I know sounds good though and I've put the shits up a few people telling em that little fib it's good for laugh
 
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Mice can squeeze in through the slots in the back panel then do their business...usually under the hard drive.

Seen dead moths, spiders, cockroaches all in one case in amongst a jungle of cobwebs.

These infested cases usually come from rural areas.
 
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i can tolerate a spider as long as i cant see it... but i used to live in a house with beams on the ceiling. spiders would sneak in somewhere and run along the beam and for some reason start to descend right above me...
so i'd be playing a game and all of a sudden some massive spider would appear dangling from the wrafter looking menacing....used to scare me to death....

i'd be on the hunt for it after that... cant let one live after its tried to jump on my head... lol
 
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i can tolerate a spider as long as i cant see it... but i used to live in a house with beams on the ceiling. spiders would sneak in somewhere and run along the beam and for some reason start to descend right above me...
so i'd be playing a game and all of a sudden some massive spider would appear dangling from the wrafter looking menacing....used to scare me to death....

i'd be on the hunt for it after that... cant let one live after its tried to jump on my head... lol
Loll I've had that happen to me but I do pestcontrol so they don't bother me to much.
 
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Mice can squeeze in through the slots in the back panel then do their business...usually under the hard drive.

Seen dead moths, spiders, cockroaches all in one case in amongst a jungle of cobwebs.

These infested cases usually come from rural areas.
If you start seeing a family of raccoons in there drinking your beer, you know it's time to get busy with pest control. Or maybe you could train them to mow the lawn for a 6 pack a week. LOL

I was seriously looking at the Antec 1200 before building my current system. What held me back was the laborious filter access, weight, and lack of a CPU cutout. I also prefer two med size top fans and lower, horizontal vs diagonally placed side fans.

I settled on the Antec DF-85, which is loosely based on the 1200. It's not the best looker and does have a fair bit of plastic, but the filters couldn't be easier to get to, it has two 140mm top vs one big fan, and the 120mm side fan vent is horizontal and placed more in front of the GPU than the 1200's. It also has possibly THE best airflow and temps of any filtered, air cooled case on the market.

Despite being filtered, I have heard of people complaining of dust build-up in the 1200s, but it's obviously relative to how often you clean it. My case keeps dust out very well, but I pay strict attention to airflow parameters in setting it up, and clean the filters at least every 3 months.

The best way to avoid lots of dust build-up is to A) have filters over every intake, B) have slight positive air pressure (a bit more intake than exhaust flow), C) have a case that has minimal gaps (or cover them), and D), the obvious, clean it regularly, as no case can keep ALL the dust out. I've used black tent netting on some cases where filters wouldn't fit, and SilverStone 120mm premade filters on this one (side vent and rear vent my H50 is reverse mounted to).

Many run their PSU inverted (fan up) on the 1200s, but I noticed those that do complain of dust piling up on the PSU. Though my case has no bottom PSU vent, I mount the PSU with fan down. There's good airflow into the case from the front and side (since I put on the optional side fan), and the PSU feet raises it up just enough to pull in that air adequately.

Oddly enough my PSU's fan is designed to look like a spider web, but I've yet to see any cobwebs in my case, or much dust for that matter. Maybe the tiny spiders in the neighborhood are scared of my PSU's fake neon green spider web fan, or maybe I'm just a neat freak. I even put ArmorAll on my fans to make the dust less likely to cling to them and easier to clean off that which does.

Every 6 months or so I take my small compressor and blow out any dust that clings in the many hiding places. I'm telling you ArmorAll is great stuff. I can just blow the fans with the compressor and the dust comes right off. I also place my case on a poly coated oak veneer board from a wall shelf kit to keep it up off the carpet for less static and dust build-up. It even matches the color of my carpet.
 
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I work in a computer repair shop and I see cobwebs a few times a day, they don't bother me. What does bother me is when the computer hosts a colony of LIVE roaches. This has happened to me several times. I refuse to repair those computers.
 

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I see spiders sometimes in my room, I tell them, you don't bite me I let you live and we go on about our business. Never had a bite, the day I do though, they all die.
 
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"I see dead spiders,...all the time".

I both love and hate spiders.

I love how some of them stand frozen and stare at me after I've spotted them, then do that little step back and forth to test if I'll react, just before I gather them up for man's ultimate garbage disposal, the toilet.

I hate how they can get into the smallest of spaces and make you wonder if they're covertly invading your habitat. I'd be checking my shoes real good before putting them on if I lived in the desert. Spiders, scorpions, all sorts of little nasties, some actually quite big.
 

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I work in a computer repair shop and I see cobwebs a few times a day, they don't bother me. What does bother me is when the computer hosts a colony of LIVE roaches. This has happened to me several times. I refuse to repair those computers.
i hate those bastards, once i opened up a jammed motor for a compressor and it was jammed because of a colony of roaches and their shit.

i go all hyper killing mode if i see roaches. when i was small, they used to scare the shit out of me!
 
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i hate those bastards, once i opened up a jammed motor for a compressor and it was jammed because of a colony of roaches and their shit.

i go all hyper killing mode if i see roaches. when i was small, they used to scare the shit out of me!
yeah i hate them too :D
if you have them inside your case you must be crazy and lazy :banghead: