While researchers were studying the Aedes aegypti mosquito, they found certain low-frequency vibrations — like those found in the Skrillex track “Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites” — threw the mosquitoes off their game so much that they were unable to mate or eat.

The lifespan of a male mosquito is 10 days. For a female, it ranges from 42-56 days. That’s not a lot of time, and if you disrupt a mosquito from eating long enough, you could kill off an entire generation.

It’s important to note only female mosquitoes drink blood, and the only reason they suck that blood is to derive enough iron  to lay eggs. But if you’re blasting dubstep long enough, male or female, you could put a significant dent in the mosquito population.


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