April 1, 2020  Last Update: November 12, 2019, 4:01 pm

New Weapon Against Mephedrone Zombies – Wasp Spray!

In this promotional photo for a wasp spray extender, a woman shows how to attack with wasp spray while remaining at a safe distance. The bath salts drug craze is blamed for an alarming number of violent attacks including face biting.

Another day and another face-biting attack, this time in Scott, Louisiana. While there is no reported actual evidence of “Bath Salts” or mephedrone or MDPV or any other synthetic cathinone, news outlets are blaming “bath salts” already. Another day, another Zombie attack. But this time we learn something new – wasp spray effectively deters the zombie!

According to reports from KATC TV, Todd Credeur was working in his front yard when Carl Jacquneaux showed up at his house and attacked him. They had been quarreling over a personal issue. During the fight, Jacquneaux bit Credeur on the face and left a significant zombie bite that is too gross to show here.

Surprised by the zombie nature of the attack, Cedeur grabbed his wasp spray and shot it into the attacker’s face. That stopped the attack, but the crazed Jacquneaux went on to threaten another acquaintance with a knife, and steal a handgun. Police found and arrested him before he could bite anyone else.

Oddly, we did find a report of a police department actually recommending wasp spray as a non-lethal defense, preferred over pepper spray which might be illegal to carry in many jurisdictions. See the resource links for more on that.

The connection to bath salts and mephedrone is fleeting, but essential to the media reporting on this new “Zombie face-biting attack” in Louisiana. The attacker’s girlfriend reportedly said he was doing bath salts, and a policeman on the scene claimed the attacker was clearly on something. Unfortunately, it wasn’t clear enough that a blood test would be ordered, since none was ordered and now we’ll never know if there were actual drugs involved.

The real trouble for society is not the zombie – it’s the attention these drugs are getting. More media attention on a labeled substance like “bath salts” means ¬†more people will seek out that substance to experiment with it. Despite the face-biting scariness, drug users hear about the drug and think What’s this new drug called bath salts that everyone seems to be experimenting with? That’s what drug abusers do – they seek out new ways to get high, preferably cheaply.

the media blames bath salts for another face-biting attack, in Louisiana

In response to the increased demand for the “drug everyone is talking about”, drug dealers feel pressure to provide. Rather than actually source a material that is actually in demand, they tend to dig up whatever else is available and so far unlabeled (like a dangerous synthetic drug of similar molecular character) and re-label it “bath salts”.

You want bath salts? Sure, we have this new kind of bath salts… it’s the schnizzle. You may not have heard about it, but it’s awesome so you will. Why not get some now, before any of your friends have it?


  1. As an ex-cop and former instructor in non-lethal weapons, I have to point out that using any substance that can cause permanent eye damage is problematic. Wasp spray, WD-40 and several other suggestions I’ve heard over the years all contain petroleum distillates, which can cause permanent vision loss when sprayed in the eyes.

    While some might opine, “Well, it serves them right,” they might sing a different tune when served with the papers for the lawsuit — especially considering that the warnings are right on the can. If I were inclined to keep spray for self-defense, I’d certainly never tell anyone I was doing so. That would make it a lot easier to claim that I’d picked it up at the spur of the moment. The $20 – 50K it would cost to defend even that in court should give people second thoughts. When you’re sued, you ALWAYS lose.

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