If you thought it was more effective than mace or pepper spray, would you take to carrying around a can of bug spray to defend yourself? Several St. Louis-area residents have begun doing just that, and their preferred poison is wasp spray, KSDK reports.
South County woman Carol Dickinson started carrying spray in her car over a month ago, according to the report.
St. Louis County Police told KSDK that use of these sprays is in violation of a federal law.
The Resist Attack Foundation is a non-profit devoted to women's self-protection--but they're going to stick to giving out free cans of pepper spray.
"If you've gotten an email telling you to buy wasp spray for self defense, think twice," James Shaw advises for the Resist Attack Foundation. "This rumor should not be relied upon for your safety. Although wasp spray might work in a pinch, there are far better options when it comes to protecting yourself."