With the warmer temps come outdoor festivities like barbecues and pool parties and all kinds of fun. But you know what else it brings? Bugs. Mosquitoes in particular, and I don't know about you but I've always just opted for the stay indoors route over spraying myself with sticky bug spray or lighting a smelly candle that may or may not work. But according to a new study maybe playing a certain song could work too?
From Nerdist Music:
The new study was recently published in the journal Acta Tropica, which was ostensibly on mosquito feeding and breeding habits (via BBC News.) The study found that those darn skeeters are far less likely to eat or reproduce when the song "Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites" by Skrillex is playing for them. The mosquito in question is Aedes aegypti. The so-called "yellow fever mosquito" carries a plethora of deadly diseases in addition to the yellow one.
A team of international scientists recently made this amazing discovery about mosquitoes and dubstep. They understood that sound is crucial for reproduction, survival, and population maintenance of many animals. Adult mosquitoes were "entertained" by the electronic dance tracks, which is an interesting development in any such study. As a result, they attacked hosts later and less often than those in a fully dubstep-free environment.
I mean Skrillex would definitely keep me away from you so why wouldn't it work on mosquitoes?