Wasp spray for protection!?!

Wasp pic

Email tip from friends!


Good idea…

If you’ve ever used wasp spray for wasps, you’ll know that it shoots at least up to twenty feet.

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 offering. 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. 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.

Thought this was interesting and might be of use.

Snopes gave this post a mixed review based on potentially dangerous things in Wasp spray, but I think it is an excellent idea as long as Wasp Spray is available.  Of course, it should be kept at hand just in case any WASPs attack you!  Attacking Wasps deserve to get hurt!


5 Responses to “Wasp spray for protection!?!”

  1. Berry Says:

    Here’s a persuasive argument against using wasp spray. It was posted at http://askville.amazon.com/heard-wasp-spray-oven-cleaner-pepper-means-defense/AnswerViewer.do?requestId=55630421 by a person identified as “SitterCafe.com” on 7/19/09:

    “Using any chemical as a weapon (defensively or not) that isn’t designed for the purpose you are using it and which may cause permanent harm could place you in a very disadvantagaeous position. Most states have laws that will allow even a criminal to sue you for assault and/or allow the state to bring criminal charges agaisnt you for using deadly chemicals (or chemicals that can cause permanent damage, like loss of eyesight).

    So, why would you even consider risking that liability when approved pepper-spray and tear-gas products are readily available in most drug-stores and conveneint stores (and are relatively inexpensive)?

    Then there’s the more obvious questions of practicality…
    I’m not aware of any pocket-size, purse-size or key-ring size cans of oven-cleanear or hornet spray being available… carrying around a 16oz can of those products for personal protection is simply ridiculous. Also, oven cleaner sprays have a widte dispersion spray-pattern when employed and do not have an effective reach of more than a a few inches… making them particularly unsuited for the purpose you describe.

    And lastly, it is not uncommon for a weapon of self-defense to be used by the attacker/intruder against the victim. In fact, it is extremely common. That means, statistically speaking, that whatever weapon you choose to have at hand could very well end up being used on you.

    Bottom line, self-defense is a serious issue and should be treated as such. Education and training is warranted. Seek out a local course on self-defense or ask your local law enforcement agency if they have a pamphlet ot brochure on the matter.”

  2. Bob Says:

    It may be litagous, but better you than him, when it comes to your life or someone elses, it’s human instinct …”Self Preservation”

  3. Sandra Crosnoe Says:

    Of course you can always buy a gun and learn to shoot! Recommended for everyone and every household~

  4. Return of the Wasps Says:

    […] Irving Two Smokes October 15, 2015 0 The wasps are back. This is a horror show that gets replayed every fall when a new generation of wasps emerge from their nests and start buzzing outside my 5th-story office window. “Horror show” might sound like an exaggeration, but try to imagine this scenario. You are working at your desk when movement at the corner of your vision causes you to glance up at your office window. You notice a couple of wasps clumsily flitting about on the other side of the glass. You return to your work. More movement. . . and tapping. You look up and see a dozen wasps, a few of which are repeatedly bumping into the glass. [tap . . tap . . tap] Your ears immediately become attuned to this sound. Can a certain fury now be detected in the darting movements of the wasps, or is this impression caused by the number of wasps now assembled? No matter. They are on the OUTSIDE of the glass. You are on the 5th floor and so the windows do not open, nor are there any other openings. You return to your work. The sound of wings. You look up to see eleven wasps on the outside of the glass . . . and one on the inside. The ones on the outside seem to want in, and the one on the inside seems to want out. But this is impossible. How can a wasp pass through solid glass? What numinous abilities do these wasps possess? You ponder the question, but then convince yourself that the appearance of this one wasp is a fluke. It must have gotten inside the building by some ordinary means and then it flew down the hall and into your office. He seems preoccupied with the glass, so there is no cause for concern. You can kill him later. You return to your work. The harmonious sound of multiple sets of wings. You look up to see nine wasps outside of the glass and three on the inside. Two of the three are tapping against the glass, wanting out, but the third is flying a diagonal path across your office airspace. His thoughts and motivations are his own. Now is the time for panic felt deep, coupled with irrational speculations as to entomology and the supernatural. Work is abandoned. This has been my experience for the past five years. The mystery as to how the wasps get inside disturbs me almost as much as the wasps themselves. The building’s super has theorized that they get in through the light canisters in the ceiling, but this makes no sense to me. Why would light canisters have a direct avenue to the outside? If so, why can’t the openings be plugged? The super has made multiple attempts to combat the wasps over the years, including filling the building with deadly poisons (perfectly safe for us worker drones, of course), but the wasps seem unfazed. The super has now surrendered – the building is the wasps’ domain. We are expected to live and work by their good graces. When the wasps return, the transition period can be difficult, but I am soon given over to acceptance and submission. The wasps fly about the room, alight on the spout of my water bottle, and crawl on my desk. But my clients, who visit my office and encounter the wasps for the first time, are less staid in their reaction. It is distracting to try to discuss their cases with them while their eyes track the movements of the wasps in the room. They flinch, duck, and sometimes vocally express their displeasure with the wasps. Acceptance takes time, I suppose. [Editor’s note:  To my fellow blogger, I got an email tip a few years back about how to deal with wasps.  I pass this along for your consideration and wisdom of course.  I borrowed the original graphic there for your post here.  I realize you didn’t mention any flowers, but I just like the shot…  Here’s the tip.]/sc […]

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