Dubstep nursery rhymes are helping repel mosquitoes
Written by Mike Nicholas on June 24, 2019
Earlier this year, a study found that low frequency music, such as dubstep, disrupted normal mosquito behaviours like feeding and mating. The research went viral because it specifically used the iconic Skrillex EP ‘Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites’ to study mosquitoes reactions.
While listening to Skrillex, the mosquito attacked less often, and got down and dirty less often.
Thanks to the research findings, a pharmacy in Sweden have now jumped on board with the theory. Apotek Hjärta (the pharmacy) have put out a playlist of remixed nursery rhymes in the hope they’ll repel mosquitos.
The pharmacy hired dance producers Kloudmen to reimagine six nursery rhymes in a dubstep fashion, using intense frequencies throughout the tracks to confuse the mosquitoes. You’ll recognise the melodies, but the tracks are all in Swedish obviously, so you probably won’t be able to understand them – but they’re definitely worth a listen regardless. They are bizarre in the best way.
Check out the full album below: