Playing Skrillex's Dubstep Music Acts as Mosquito Repellent, Says New Study
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Are you tired of mosquito bites or their buzzing around your bed at night? Well, scientists have discovered a new way of keeping them away. And if you are a lover of dubstep music, you are going to love it. All you have to do is listen to your favourite tracks, or especially dubstep music by Skrillex. According to recent scientific study, listening to electronic music can act as a mosquito repellent. How to Prevent Mosquito Bite While Sleeping? This Man’s Hack of Fixing Mosquito Bat on Table Fan Is Winning the Internet (Watch Hilarious Viral Video).

A team of international scientists specialising in mosquitoes and mosquito-borne diseases mention that sound is "crucial for reproduction, survival, and population maintenance of many animals." They studied the effect of an electronic music track by Skrillex on a species of Aedes egypti mosquitoes  and the effects were positive to eliminate the reproduction of mosquitoes. The results of the study were published in the journal Acta Tropica.

A track by Skrillex called Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites was chosen by the scientists because of the very high and very low frequencies. According to the team, "In insects, low-frequency vibrations facilitate sexual interactions, whereas noise disrupts the perception of signals from conspecifics [members of the same species] and hosts." The female mosquitoes were 'entertained' by this track and attacked their hosts lesser than those who were not in the dubstep environment. When the music was played, the mosquitoes were not as encouraged to feed on blood. Mosquito Bites: Their Saliva Can Affect Your Immune System For a Week.

The exposure to dubstep music also affects the reproductional habits of the mosquitoes, the scientists observed. Those exposed to electronic music had lesser sex than those without any music. So playing electronic music affects the blood feeding activity and mating habits, which thus act as a repellent for humans.