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Study finds dubstep could prevent mozzie bites!

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Roll back the clock a few years and remember the time when you first heard the name Skrillex and a genre called dubstep.

Bring the clock forward to 2019 and wonder if that type of music could be making a comeback due to the fact...wait for it...that it might actually prevent mosquito bites!

A recent study published in the Journal Acta Tropica found that listening to electronic music, in particular dubstep, can help avoid bites from the nasty pest due to the mix of very high and very low frequencies.

According to the report, ""In insects, low-frequency vibrations facilitate sexual interactions, whereas noise disrupts the perception of signals from conspecifics [members of the same species] and hosts, as well as observing "the occurrence of blood feeding activity was lower when music was being plated" the scientists said.

So next time you're out on the back deck getting mobbed by mozzies, get out the speakers, crank up the volume and put Bangarang on repeat! 

 

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