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Company questions wasp spray tip

Last week I reported on Randy Smith’s neighborhood watch tips for crime prevention.

But sharing one tip, that of using wasp spray instead of pepper spray as a personal protection device, resulted in me receiving an e-mail from David Nance, vice president of Security Equipment Corporation in Fenton, Mo.

Mr. Nance writes:

"Two major problems with wasp spray:

"1. ZERO proof exists that it would be effective in deterring humans. No testing has been conducted.

"2. It’s a registered pesticide with the EPA and using in self defense is a violation of federal law as stated on the ...

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