Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Safety Suggestion

The N.A.R. is promoting September 10-16 as safety week. Their web site has some great suggestions. If you haven’t gone on to check out the suggestions you should. Just about everything is covered: Empty houses, dogs, identity thief, personal protection, and more.

I’d like to tell you about a recent discovery of mine, the air horn. You don’t need a license to own one, and you don’t have to clean it, they cost less than $10. My company keeps two in a model home we cover seven days a week, usually one person at a time.

What good is an air horn in a model house in the middle of nowhere? Well, it’s noisy, annoying and will tick off anyone in the area. The neighbors will complain. The predator will want to get away from you and the noise.

I live in a rural area and I worry that the coyotes and bears may get to close to the house. After asking my brother-in-law for help in getting a gun, he suggested an air horn. I’d shake too much to shoot them any way, probably miss. But with an air horn I could scare animals away and alert the neighbors too!

Most of all I like this non violent approach to protection, but I wonder if it will work on snakes?


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