Dubstep-music drives away mosquitoes effectively

The electronic Song "Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites" the Dubstep DJ Skrillex protects, against mosquitoes. When the animals are exposed to the music, not to prick you so often and mate less frequently.

Sounds of certain frequencies are for procreation and the Survival of many animal species is of vital importance. Some of them ready for mating insects are to be found by low-frequency vibrations, while noise interferes with the perception of conspecifics and hosts. Nevertheless, the effect of music on the behaviour of mosquitoes has not been investigated so far. Remedy has created a new study in which it is described that electronic music, the food, the attack on the hosts, and the sexual activities of the mosquito Aedes aegypti interferes.

Mosquito females that listened to no music, to flying more frequently and more likely to be their hosts and stung, they were also sexually active. If the mosquitoes music of Skrillex listened to, ready they were, however, less mating and stung less often. For the experiments of the Song was "Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites" been selected. The scientists view this as a new opportunity for the development of music-based protection measures against the Transmission of diseases by mosquitoes.

The mosquito Aedes aegypti, yellow fever mosquito called, transmits in subtropical and tropical areas dengue fever. The researchers compared the behavior of adult animals with and without music with each other and the number of host visit, blood meals and pairings observed.

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