Wasp Deterrent, Toothbrush Case, Pothole Filler, and Other Country Lore

Non-aerosol hairspray as wasp deterrent, a film canister repurposed into a toothbrush case, and scavenged asphalt used for pothole filler were some of the ideas readers submitted to the regular country lore feature.

068 country lore - wasp deterrent
A Duluth, MN reader found that non-aerosol hair spray functioned very well as a hornet, bee, and wasp deterrent.
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