How does the postman's motto go again, "Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift competition of their appointed rounds."

Let's face it, being a mailman is kinda a tough gig, especially during the winter months. Sure, this time of year it doesn't seem so bad, you can wear shorts, walk around from mailbox to mailbox getting exercise, and work on your tan. The only thing you really need to worry about during the warm weather months is getting chased and possibly bitten by the occasional uncontrolled dog, and stung by some big, nasty, flying bug!

Which leads me to the question, why is there a dryer sheet inside my mailbox? Did someone steal my box of Snuggle?

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Should you find a dryer sheet in your mailbox this summer, whatever you do, don't throw it away. Chances are your neighborhood mailman put it there, and for a very good reason, he or she doesn't want to get stung by a bee, wasp, or yellowjacket that might be taking up residence inside your mailbox for the summer.

A recent article from the website TasteofHome states, that popular dryer sheets like Bounce and Snuggle make the perfect deterrent for pesky insects that like to sting and bite.

This time of year, all those nasty types of pests love to set up shop in cozy little places like your mailbox. Trust me, the last thing your mail carrier wants is to stick his or her hand in your mailbox, and get a special delivery of their own from some aggressive, angry, flying bug!

Strategically placing a scented dryer sheet in your mailbox helps to keep those little stingers away.

So you might consider doing your mailman a big favor by placing one in your mailbox. In return, you'll have the best-smelling mailbox on the block and you'll be giving your mail carrier the best gift a person could possibly give a postal worker this time of year, the gift of not getting stung!

Source: TasteofHome

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