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This Music Can Save You From Mosquito Bites

A new study is showing that dubstep music, particularly tracks from Skrillex, might be all we need to ward off those pesky bloodsucking bugs. And nope, this is not an April Fools' joke folks. This is for real.

The study, published in ‘Arcta Tropica’, the team of researchers wrote: “Sound and its reception are crucial for reproduction, survival, and population maintenance of many animals.

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In insects, low-frequency vibrations facilitate sexual interactions, while noise disrupts the signals from conspecifics [members of the same species] and hosts.

The dubstep track ‘Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites’ by Skrillex, which has a mix of very high and very low frequencies, was chosen to see whether electronic music could be an effective repellent.

According to the results, female adult mosquitoes “entertained” by the track attacked hosts later and less often than those in a dubstep-free environment, and “the occurrence of blood feeding activity was lower when music was being played”
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