Protect yourself from wasps (and bad guys)


For my money and safety, wasp spray may be a better deterrent for intruders than a gun.  I’d surely shoot myself if I had a gun and the worse I can do with wasp spray is blind myself temporarily.

According to reports circulating on the Internet, we would be wise to place a can of wasp spray at each entry way and maybe keep a third in our vehicles.  Thanks to the person who sent it to me.

The contributor wrote: “I have a friend who is a receptionist in a church in a high risk area who was concerned about someone coming into the office on Monday to rob them when they were counting the collection.”

” She asked the local police department about using pepper spray and they recommended to her that she get a can of wasp spray instead.  The wasp spray, they told her, can shoot up to twenty feet away and is a lot more accurate, while with the pepper spray they have to get too close to you and could overpower you.”

Reportedly, the wasp spray temporarily blinds an attacker until they get to the hospital for an antidote.  She keeps a can on her desk in the office and it doesn’t attract attention from people like a can of pepper spray would. She also keeps one nearby at home for home protection. You could also keep it in your car and it would be legal. 

I Thought this was interesting and it might be of use to lots of ladies.  Now if I can just find someone willing for me to test it on them…

3 thoughts on “Protect yourself from wasps (and bad guys)

  1. Em,

    Guess I would have to make a holster for my belt to fit the spray can. It the summer, the can would explode if left in the vehicle. Might need it on the way from the parking lot, however, so the holster might be a good idea after all…maybe even a fashion statement, eventually.

    Seriously, I really like the idea. We already have a can at the back door, but I’m sure it’s dried up completely by now, and we do have wasps build nests around the doors, as I’m sure everyone does at times. Thanks for the reminder!

  2. Noop, haven’t tried it on a person, but have on the wasps. It’s a great idea for fending off intruders of the homosapiens variety for the reasons stated. I like the fact that it won’t come back at me as well as the person it’s being sprayed upon.

    I have gotten in the way of a can of mace when someone tried to admit HIMSELF to a closed psych unit where I was working once — long story. We never used the stuff, but when the police came up to removed him, they were allowed to use the mace since he wasn’t an official patient, and wouldn’t leave. Since he had’tgone through the ER, we had no way of knowing whether he had a loaded gun on him or a knife, but then, sometimes the ER missed things.

    At least if they were officially admitted we could take them down, medicate them, and remove their clothing to make sure they weren’t hiding anything. This was a different situation entirely — most people were trying to break out, not in, at least until they were well controlled on medication, and less psychotic.

    Don’t know why this remind me of that, but it did.


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