We have had two break-ins in our neighborhood recently. One was while the residents were asleep and the other was during the day when no one was home. But even if thieves don’t plan to come face-to-face with the homeowners, there is always the possibility that it could happen. So I guess it’s no surprise that protection from home intruders is a subject that is definitely on my mind right now. (Of course, if Hubby was home, he is very proficient with a gun, so I’m sure he would capture intruders, no questions asked. But I an not good with a gun, so I don’t consider that a good defense strategy for me!)
A few days ago a friend told me about a suggestion she had heard for self defense in your home that sounds pretty good: Keep a can of wasp spray in your bedside table. Specifically wasp spray because it has a long tube that the stuff squirts through so that it can be accurately shot at wasps from a safe distance. Perfect. Even if an intruder was across the room from you, you could pretty accurately direct the stream of chemical at his face. It won’t permanently injure him, but it should definitely discourage him and either make him run away or give you time to get away.
Hopefully this is advice that none of us will ever have to put into action but, as they say, better safe than sorry.