The song in question is “Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites” and I think it is not just the mosquitos who are negatively affected by it.

A study recently published in the journal Acta Tropica on mosquito feeding and breeding habits found that the insects are less likely to eat or reproduce when the above-mentioned song is playing. The specific type of mosquito researched was the Aedes aegypti, called the yellow fever mosquito, known to carry many diseases. 

Researchers already knew that electronic music – and more specifically, Skrillex’s low-frequency vibrations – disrupt mating habits in insects. They found that the noise makes it harder for them to receive signals from hosts.

In the experiment, mosquitos in the environment with music were less likely to feed on the provided host and were less likely to reproduce than mosquitos in the environment without music. Researchers believe that these findings can be used to help develop more ways to control Aedes-carried diseases.

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