Be safe on a budget
February 23, 2012, 8:11 AM
Filed under: Safety

Wasp Spray

Here is one for all you single gals and anyone really.  My dad ( a Marine-Semper Fi Dad) always had advice for me, like most dads, for when you are not with them.  Don’t tak to strangers. When driving a car he said, “You can have the right of way, but you may wind up dead right.  Always wait a moment and check both ways when at an intersection.”  Another piece of advise was, never pull over at night if you see lights in your rearview mirror.  Signal to the officer by putting on hazards and continue to drive to a well-lit, public area.  If you are concerned use your cell phone to call 911 and give your location and tell them you are being pulled over and ask them to confirm that there is an officer in the area.  They will confirm or give you further instructions.

When I grew up and moved away from home he said-“Lock your doors and always check the peep-hole before answering the door.”  He also advised being prepared for emergencies.  “Always keep $40 in your glove box just incase for emergencies.  Some places don’t take credit cards.”  This one is one I never really thought of it before. I guess I can get rid of my  baseball bat.  This is an email I got from an Aunt and confirmed this information from a neighbor who is a Police officer.

Wasp Spray- A friend who is a receptionist in a church in a high risk area 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. 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.

Val Glinka teaches self-defense to students at Sylvania Southview High School in Toledo, Ohio.  For decades, he’s suggested putting a can of wasp and hornet spray near your door or bed.  Glinka says, “This is better than anything I can teach them.”

Glinka considers it inexpensive, easy to find, and more effective than mace or pepper spray. The cans typically shoot 20 to 30 feet; so if someone tries to break into your home, Glinka says “spray the culprit in the eyes”.   It’s a tip he’s given to students for decades.It’s also one he wants everyone to hear. If you’re looking for protection, Glinka says look to the spray. “That’s going to give you a chance to call the police; maybe get out.” Maybe even save a life.

Did you also know that wasp spray will kill a snake? And a mouse! It will! Good to know, huh? It will also kill a wasp.!!!!  This is also good to know as I am sure I am not the only one who fears bugs and other rodents or animals that should not be in the house.  Have a great day all!  Pass this on to friends, family, and kids going off to college.