3 Reasons Why Pepper Spray & Not Wasp Spray

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Don't believe the hype!  Listen to my below Radio Interview.  Many bloggers and email chains continue to spread the myth that wasp spray should be used for self defense.  Here are three reasons why this is a very bad idea:


  1. ZERO PROOF - No one has ever tested wasp spray's ability to incapacitate humans.  Meanwhile, pepper sprays have been proven effective on humans for over 20 years and can even stop bears!
  2. IT'S ILLEGAL - That's right, wasp spray is a pesticide regulated by the EPA and its a violation of Federal Law to use for self defense.  This is stated directly on the canister label.  Pepper spray, proven effective, is legal to carry in all 50 states.
  3. 100% SAID "DON'T USE"! - We contacted 8 wasp spray manufacturers and all 8 advised against using wasp spray for self defense.

Aside from the above, do you want to carry around a 12 inch tall canister of wasp spray? 

Here is an interview I did last week discussing this issue.  I made a mistake when I said bloggers are desperate for content.  I take that back.  There are hundreds of great blogs.  On a separate note, I do, however, encourage all to not believe everything they read and please conduct a little research especially regarding new advice affecting important issues such as personal safety.  Always, be very skeptical of advice which begins with "a friend of a friend" or which contains vague information and nonspecifics.