A Study Has Found That Mozzies Are Not Fans Of Skrillex
A new study has found that dubstep, particularly Skrillex, repels mosquitoes.
A recent study has found that dubstep can repel mosquitos, but only dubstep by US artist Skrillex. So now dubstep repels mosquitos and anyone over the age of 50.
The scientists found that the song ‘Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites’ by Skrillex was most effective in repelling mosquitos due to its mix of “very high and very low frequencies.”
The study specifically found that female mosquitos were entertained by the music. Not sure if the scientists concluded this from all their headbanging. As a result, they attacked the hosts much later than their non-entertained peers.
The study also found that overall blood feeding activity occurred at much lower rates when Skrillex was being played.
But it wasn’t just blood feeding activity that was lower, but also the amount of copulation that occurred, or as mosquitos call it, getting buzzzzzy. Which is strange, because normally when you’re at a rave, the amount of copulation is usually so much higher.
According to the BBC, one of the scientists involved in the study, said, "The observation that such music can delay host attack, reduce blood feeding, and disrupt mating provides new avenues for the development of music-based personal protective and control measures against Aedes-borne diseases.”
However, it’s not just a great way to avoid disease, if you can’t sleep at night because of a buzzing mosquito, maybe blasting some Skrillex will send you to snooze-town.