We love a good evening, cold drink, and smooth tunes, but there’s one thing that can mess up even the chillest of summer nights – the humble mosquito. These little pests can ruin any mood, making us itch, slap and fear their arrival. However, hope is now on the horizon! You can leave your spray and candles on the shelf – the only thing you need now is a good set of speakers and the right music! Read on to learn how music can work to repel mosquitoes.
Scientifically proven: Skrillex keeps mosquitoes away
In a study, scientist have recently proven that certain electronic music can keep mosquitoes away (at least temporarily), stop them from biting you, and even stop them from multiplying. It’s already a known fact that insects react to the sound waves produced by music. But this study looked at how specific types of music can irritate insects differently.
Two groups of starved mosquitoes (10 male, 10 female) where locked up together with a hamster. The group listening to Skrillex’s song Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites bit the hamster much later than the groups subjected to different soundtracks. It was also discovered that the insects were less likely to mate when the music was being played.
Here’s the magic song from Skrillex that did best at keeping mosquitoes at bay:
Our tip: To make sure you don’t have to hear the same song again and again, use Spotify to help you. When you find the EP of the same name “Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites EP”, Spotify will automatically give you a soundtrack that matches it sonically. You can also find similar songs on various tools and platforms such as polsys.net or gnoosic.com. The mosquitoes really don’t stand a chance!
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Electronic music that repels the mosquito that transmits yellow fever?
Scientist claim that the reason the insects could be irritated by the music could be due to their Johnston’s organ, which are sensory cells found in the antennae. These pick up vibrations and enable pairs to find each other and mate.
The study was conducted using aedes aegypti, often refereed to as the yellow fever mosquito. They originally come from Africa, however due to warmer environments they can now be found all over the world. In Germany a few were carried over in travel bags, in the Netherlands however, there have already been frequent sightings. So it could be possible that they might be a future problem for us all.
Test are still required to see if electronic music has an affect on other mosquitoes, but, of course, you can always try it out at your next party.
Say goodbye to mosquitoes and hello to Teufel audio
Finally, you now have an excuse to play loud music on the balcony, at the park, or on the beach until the early hours with a heavy-duty Bluetooth speaker. Once you’ve told your neighbors about your anti-mosquito music treatments, they won’t be able to complain. In fact, they’ll probably be partying right along with you. After all, they can’t sleep with the nerve-racking buzz of the little pests in their ears – so it’s better to keep the party rocking.
- ▶ ROCKSTER CROSS: is the ultimate outdoor speaker. With its manageable size, practical carrying strap, and robust construction, you should be able to take it anywhere you go. The housing is both shock and splash-proof. And you can easily stream your favorite tunes via Bluetooth to a device of your choosing. And thanks to its integrated subwoofer, it’s not just the insects that will be feeling the bass for up to 16 hours.
- ▶ ROCKSTER: Don’t want to do things half way? Then the ROCKSTER is exactly what you are looking for. A festival-sized loudspeaker that can be easily taken anywhere with its three stable wheels. The living room, the garden or even the park – it doesn’t matter where, the ROCKSTER is ready. This is the ultimate speaker for any event.
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Conclusion: Another good reason to turn it up!
- Get yourself a heavy-duty speaker that can be easily transported.
- Favorite the song Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites by Skrillex.
- Crank up the jams and enjoy some mosquito-free time.