My daughter just sent me an article from a self defense instructor. Arm yourself with a can of Wasp Spray. It will normally spray 20-30 ft. much further than pepper spray (have to be up close for pepper spray) it is easily obtained and looks unobtrusive. Carry it in your purse, by your door or bedside. The intruder is incapcitated for long enough he would have to go to a doctor or at least long enough for you to get away. Does anyone know if it is available in San Pedro? Since we have never had a wasp problem, have never really looked for it.