Study finds that Skrillex's music can protect you from mosquitos
'Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites' is a sonic mosquito repellent
A new study published in the scientific journal Acta Tropica claims that the classic Skrillex track 'Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites' can actually protect you from mosquito bites.
The experiment focused on Aedes aegypti, aka the yellow fever mosquito, and how their typical activities changed when exposed to electronic music. The researchers found that these insects were actually "entertained" by the music which in turn disrupted "host-attacking and copulation".
In other words, mosqutios are less likely to bite you and reproduce when the classic dubstep track is blasting in the background.
The study provides great insight "for the development of music-based personal protective and control measures against Aedes-borne diseases". Way to go, Skrillex! While your tune may be an anti-aphrodisiac in nature, your music may very well help to prevent disease and save lives in the future.
So next time you find yourself in the mosquito-infested campsite and you've forgotten your bug spray, just throw some Skrillex on and enjoy the great outdoors.
Check out the full study here.
Cameron is Mixmag's Jr. Editor. Follow him on Twitter
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