A random dryer sheet in your mailbox sounds weird I know... And some people have noticed these dryer sheets in their mailboxes. They're there for a reason, and it's actually kinda geniuses!

If you see a dryer sheet in your mailbox odds are your mail carrier, put the dryer sheet in there, and it's best that you leave it in there for their own safety.

A Iowans we have seen a number of bugs come out during the warmer months of the year. If you live in Iowa you know you're gonna be dealing with these annoying guys for a while since Summer is still going strong.

Some bugs are more mean than annoying though. wasps and yellowjackets are some of the worst bugs out there in the Midwest, heck there are even "Killer ones!" One place that wasps and yellowjackets like to hide out in is your mailbox.

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Mail carriers already work hard, and running into a wasp or yellowjacket just makes a day worse. So if there are some mean bugs hanging out by your mailbox there's a good chance that your mail carrier will put a dryer sheet in your box.

Source: Jake Truemper Townsquare media

To avoid having these insects build their nests in your mailbox, mail carriers will sometimes place scented dryer sheets in there. Apparently, wasps and yellowjackets hate them, seeing as though they strongly dislike strong aromas.

According to a mail carrier user on Reddit this trick should last as long as the smell does. It should keep wasps and yellowjackets away from your mailbox. This little trick can keep you and anyone going near your mailbox safe!

Snake Alley in Burlington, IA

Burlington, IA is just one hundred and fifty miles away from Waterloo and a hundred miles away from Cedar Rapids is one of the most see attractions for tourists. Ripley's Believe It or Not! voted Snake Alley as the #1 Odd Spot in America.

Hotel Davenport Demolition

The Hotel Davenport is located at 5202 Brady St. and was reportedly built in the early 1970s. Earlier this year it was decided that this hotel was no longer set to have guests.

According to the Quad Cities times, the Davenport hotel has faced a number of fires, along with safety and health code violations. This has led to the call for its demolition. I've driven past it many times and have seen that the building had clearly began to deteriorate.

It was scheduled for demolition earlier this year, and said demolition began in April. Many involved in this project are excited to see what the future holds for this lot in Davenport.

I drive past this spot every day for work, and over the last month have snagged some pictures of the demolition.