Skrillex song stops mosquitoes from having sex, study finds!

By Bandook - April 1, 2019

Skrillex song stops mosquitoes from having sex, study finds!

Yes, we know it’s April Fool’s Day, but according to a study published in the journal Acta Tropica, playing Skrillex can actually help control the spread of mosquito-carried diseases.

Crazy, right?

Well, more specifically the study found that the song Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites by Skrillex made mosquitoes (the species researched was Aedes Aegypti, also known as the yellow fever mosquito).

At the same time, the researchers noted that it is known that electronic music — Skrillex’s single’s low frequency vibrations — disrupt mating habits in insects.

They created a ‘music-on’ and a ‘music-off’ environment and found that those with the ‘music-on’ environment were less likely to reproduce than those in the ‘music-off’ environment. 

Researchers believe that further study will help find more such ways to stop the spread of mosquito-borne diseases. 

The abstract of the full study is here

Chalo, time to retire the Odomos and the machhar ki agarbatti, no?


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