DID YOU FIND A DRYER SHEET IN YOUR MAILBOX? HERES WHY
Why people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxes
Apparently, its a trick mail carriers use to protect themselves
Sometimes, mysteries have really useful solutions.
During the summer, some people apparently have been finding dryer sheets stuck inside their mailboxes. Fortunately, the reason for this is actually pretty straightforward and is based on the mailman not wanting to get stung.
A postal worker took to Reddit to inform people of the truth behind the dryer sheets. Posting under the name Istrx13, the user explained that the dryer sheets are used to keep wasps away.
“I can’t tell you how many times, especially during this part of the year, where I’ve opened up a box to see a little nest with three-to-five Yellowjackets just chillin,” he wrote. “If I’m really unlucky, they will have made their nest at the very back of the box so I wind up sticking my hand in not knowing they are there. We all know how temperamental these little insects are and merely existing in their presence is enough to piss them off. Last year alone I was stung 10 times on 10 separate occasions.”
A postal worker took to Reddit to inform people of the truth behind the dryer sheets and how they may help with certain insects. (iStock)
His post continued, “So please, if you one day randomly see a dryer sheet at the back of your mailbox, just know that your carrier more than likely put it there to deter these Satanic creatures from building their home in it.”