Is there any insect more annoying than a mosquito during the summertime? I mean their itchy, irritating bites and nearly ubiquitous presence can ruin any backyard barbecue. Sure, some insect repellent works but it smells. You could wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants but that would make it extremely uncomfortable especially when the temperature warms up. Now thanks to a new study, listening to Skrillex songs could protect you against mosquito bites this summer!

According to news10, Researchers examined the effects of electronic music (Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites by Skrillex) on mosquitoes and whether it made them less likely to bite hosts. According to the study, those subjected to the music had a lower chance of getting bit than those not subject to the music.

Researchers went on to say that, "Sound and its reception are crucial for reproduction, survival, and population maintenance of many animals. In insects, low-frequency vibrations facilitate sexual interactions, whereas noise disrupts the perception of signals from conspecifics and hosts."

So the next time you are having a get-together around the house, but on some Skrillex, turn up the bass, and keep those pesky insects at bay!


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