Mosquitos Sucked Less Blood When Listening To Skrillex
The days are getting longer, you've started wearing sandals, you''ve sat on the ship patio numerous times already and you can't wait to decorate your tiny patio SPRING IS HERE!! which means summer is even closer!! amazing news however it does also bring the wrath that is MOSQUITOS!!
If you're anything like me they are totally attracted to you and you will try anything to avoid them!! well this summer...try blaring skrillex...they'll bite you less if you are!
Sound is "crucial for reproduction, survival, and population maintenance of many animals," says a team of international scientists specialising in mosquitoes and the diseases they carry.
"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 scientists said.
Female adult mosquitoes were "entertained" by the track and attacked hosts later and less often than those in a dubstep-free environment.
Scientists said "the occurrence of blood feeding activity was lower when music was being played".
The scientists also found that mosquitoes exposed to the song had sex "far less often" than mosquitoes without music. hahahaha
"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."
so now you know what to listen to the next time you're going nuts!!