Wasp Spray

I received this via email and thought I'd share....read on!

"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."


  1. You KNOW I'm gonna have to get a can, right?

  2. I have just recently started hearing about this, and it's true. I am so glad that you thought to put ot on your website, everyone needs to tknow this!

  3. Wise post!!

    Thank you so very much for your prayers, encouragement, and support.

  4. Okay, so I was expecting a picture of a wasp when I saw your title! :) Wonderful tip though! Thanks for sharing!

  5. I had not heard of that nor thought about it. I think I would tend to prefer bear spray though.

  6. Anonymous10:46 PM

    Hi. Thinking about you today. I've seen this info before. You surely should have a picture of a wasp somewhere in your portfolio? If not, you just need to come visit and get plenty of opportunities this summer as they fly into my wasp trap! Love ya, Diane

  7. Wow, thanks for the heads up Stacey....I think I'll be gettin' me a can of wasp spray....what a great idea for protection!

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  8. this is a good idea and easy to buy and do. One thing I ask, don't spray me, use a gun because I am allergic to all bug sprays. i looked at the wasp spray and it sprays about 10 feet away, so this would work. aim for the face.

  9. Thanks for the tip, Stacey.

  10. Anonymous10:20 AM

    Velly neato!!

  11. I used to carry wasp spray in my truck when I used to drive over the road. Unlike a handgun, it's legal to carry in all 50 states, and even Canada. Luckily, I never had to use it, but I've heard it's extremely effective.

  12. Excellent advice my missing friend. :)