When asked about using pepper spray for self-defense in the home, safety educators and police departments recommended that you get a can of wasp spray instead. The wasp spray, they say, shoots up to twenty feet away and is a lot more accurate; with pepper spray, you have to get too close and your attacker can more easily overpower you. Apparently wasp spray temporarily blinds an attacker and must be treated medically with an antidote at the hospital. Another plus? It's a whole lot cheaper!
The video below shows footage of a self-defense instructor recommending this product's use in this way. You have to watch through a 15-second advertisement for a local Toledo credit union in order to get to the news story.