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Learn How To Defend Your Home

Updated on August 8, 2013

I was outside just a little while ago with my camera in hand. I must admit, I had spotted a possible photograph the day before, but I wondered how I would use it in an article.

It came to me. Before I go into the article, please take a look at the photographs I took with my Canon Powershot A490.

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A Bug's Front Door To Its Home.A Bug's Back Door To Its Home.A Bug's Mango Leaf House
A Bug's Front Door To Its Home.
A Bug's Front Door To Its Home. | Source
A Bug's Back Door To Its Home.
A Bug's Back Door To Its Home. | Source
A Bug's Mango Leaf House
A Bug's Mango Leaf House | Source

Home Defense Education From Nature

This little creature doesn't have a gun or a knife. He doesn't have locks on the doors or a fancy alarm system. This bug has a great home that is highly defended from predators even without sophisticated devices. We can learn a lot from this bug.

In these days and times, people are victimized every day. There are home invasions, burglaries, and other crimes committed against a person's private property.

Our home is our sanctuary from the outside world and defense of it should be a top priority. That is where we can learn from this bug in the photographs I snapped this morning.

You may not be able to afford a fancy alarm system. You may not be able to own a gun, or you may be against them. You can still defend your home in many other simple ways. Here are some:

In Construction

Think about security before you design and build. Windows and doors are the main entrances for criminals. Notice that the bug put his home in the very top leaf of this mango tree. Building high makes it harder for a possible intruder to enter your dwelling. If your house is high and they have to find a way to climb, they will, most likely, move on to an easier home. Most criminals are lazy and do not want to work hard to commit a crime.

Another lesson we can learn from the bug is to defend those openings. The bug made a web sealing the whole back door. No predators will enter through it now. Seal your openings. Put designer bars over the windows. Use break proof glass and solid dead-bolt locks. By securing your openings, the criminals will find it much more difficult and will move on to easier pickings.


The bug had a simple alarm system. It has dead leaves and sticks outside it's home. When something came near, it will hear it.

You can learn from this. A guard dog is a great alarm system. No criminal wants to come near a barking dog. I also know that there are very inexpensive security cameras and such that you can buy on Amazon or Ebay at reasonable prices. You can hook these up to your computer and even have them filming throughout the day.

I mentioned the gun issue at the start of this hub. I do know that if a criminal thinks their victim may be armed, it just may send them packing to an easier victim. Even if you don't have a gun, if you give signs that you may, such as a sign that says: Home protected by Smith and Wesson, it will make a criminal consider a bullet in his stomach.


Nature can teach us many things.

Protecting your home is one of them. If you try to think as a criminal may think, you will have one-up on them.

By putting shrubs and bushes in easily entered zones of your property, it leaves the criminals a more difficult entry passage.

Consider every possibility and by doing so, you will be safer and your home will be a less likely place for criminals to consider their actions.

If you have any questions, just ask in the comments section and I will answer to the best of my abilities.

© G.L. Boudonck


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    • Froggy213 profile image

      Greg Boudonck 5 years ago from Will soon return to an Isla Del Sol - Puerto Rico Will Rise Strong

      Yes they do--God is with you honey.


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      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 5 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      Angels defend my home. Good hub!

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      QudsiaP1 5 years ago

      I loved how you found a great example of defense within nature froggy. :)

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      Greg Boudonck 5 years ago from Will soon return to an Isla Del Sol - Puerto Rico Will Rise Strong

      thank you billybuc--A very Happy Thanksgivingto you too!

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Great suggestions my friend! We have three dogs....and they don't like strangers....enough said. :) Have a very Happy Thanksgiving!