Saturday, August 11, 2012

Protection for You and Your Home From Wasps and other Pests

Velma had sent me some home security hints last week, here are some for personal security.  A can of Wasp Spray will often be overlooked.  It's so mundane and common that someone breaking in will ignore it. 

On the other hand, that can of Pepper Spray that I keep next to my front door will be the first thing they would grab.   I'll be moving that once I get up out of this chair.  There's already some wasp spray on the front porch.  It's Florida, we get bugs that will carry off a Buick!

Protection for you and your home:

  If you don't have a gun, here's a more humane way to wreck someone's evil plans for you.. (I guess I can get rid of the baseball bat.):


  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.


  On the heels of a break-in and beating that left an elderly woman in Toledo dead, self-defense experts have a tip that could save your life.

  Val Glinka teaches self-defense to students at Sylvania Southview High School . 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.

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