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Old July 14, 2016, 01:34 PM   #1
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Wasp Spray for Self Defense?

Hi All,

I have a bunch of friends who have bought into this idea. One pointed out that even several self defense instructors were recommending this. I saw where a 22 yr NYPD veteran also recommended it.

We put it to the test. Check it out. Time to put this myth to bed.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWj4xuacbyY
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Old July 14, 2016, 02:09 PM   #2
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Major props for putting it to the test!

Although, Sabre (as well as others in the defense spray industry) debunked this myth a year ago in this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Uy9MnQfk_0 it's nice to see addressed from someone outside the defense spray industry.

I also addressed it here, in this thread http://www.thehighroad.org/archive/i.../t-768705.html
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Old July 14, 2016, 03:02 PM   #3
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If you sprayed me with wasp spray I'd shoot you.
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Old July 14, 2016, 04:35 PM   #4
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If you sprayed me with wasp spray I'd shoot you.
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Old July 14, 2016, 04:58 PM   #5
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I watched the video and thought to myself,,,

I watched the video and thought to myself,,,
I think we've finally found the man who will willingly be shot with a .22 to test it's efficacy.

Like Bugs Bunny said,,,
"What a maroon!"

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Old July 14, 2016, 05:10 PM   #6
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I watched the video and thought to myself,,,
I think we've finally found the man who will willingly be shot with a .22 to test it's efficacy.

Like Bugs Bunny said,,,
"What a maroon!"

Aarond

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I thought the same thing until I read about Pyrethrins. It looks a lot more balsy than it actually is
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Old July 14, 2016, 05:29 PM   #7
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I think it's a federal offense to use certain chemicals for other than their intended purposes.
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Old July 14, 2016, 05:32 PM   #8
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Can you try pepper spray on wasps next?
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Old July 14, 2016, 05:58 PM   #9
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It's good to know that it "Tastes like crap!" too.

This info is good to get out there. I hear this all of the time.
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Old July 14, 2016, 07:20 PM   #10
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http://articles.extension.org/pages/...r-pepper-spray

"2. Using a pesticide in a manner other than according to labeled directions is a violation of federal law (the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act).

https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/7/136j
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(a),(2) (G) to use any registered pesticide in a manner inconsistent with its labeling;
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Old July 14, 2016, 08:21 PM   #11
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Why would one carry wasp spray anyhow? Pepper spray is not terribly hard to get. Yeah, you've gotta go into town to pick it up, but same goes for the bug juice. Just buy the real thing.
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Old July 14, 2016, 08:36 PM   #12
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Bear spray comes in a smaller package than wasp spray, probably carrys similar penalties for using on humans but that 12+- oz can of whup arse beats harsh words when you can't have a gun.

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Old July 14, 2016, 09:03 PM   #13
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My exposure was less than what one would be exposed to applying a mosquito repellent which uses pyrethroids, or pyrethrins (many do), and deet causes them to be more readily absorbed. This is part of the reason why this myth is so stupid. People actually regularly apply these chemicals to their skin, including their face. In South American countries these same pesticides are routinely added to the water clothes are washed in, as pyrethrins/pyrethroids repel many insects.

From the EPA on pyrethrins/pyrethroids.
"These chemicals are absorbed by the body when you eat contaminated foods and breathe contaminated air, but they are not as easily absorbed through the skin when you touch contaminated soil, vegetation, or insecticides containing these compounds. Some insect repellents that are applied to the skin contain pyrethrins or pyrethroids in addition to another chemical called DEET, which may allow the pyrethrins or pyrethroids to enter your body more easily. "

They are also purged from the body quite quickly, through feces, urine and respiration.
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Old July 14, 2016, 09:23 PM   #14
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I have found wasp spray to have excellent stand off capability and anti-personnel effect on spider crickets.

But humans? Hrrrmmmm... maybe not so good! Makes you think twice about what all these "experts" say about certain things... thanks for actually putting it to the test!
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Old July 15, 2016, 12:24 PM   #16
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You took video of violating the law, with a fine of up to $5000 if convicted.

Don't.
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