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Summer means swimming, sunscreen and… Skrillex? A new study shows that by blasting the EDM artist, you can repel mosquitoes. Apparently, the sick drops of Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites are too much for the little bloodsuckers. Soon Bluetooth speakers may replace the role of bug spray in your camping bag. So what situations make the most sense for your new EDM bug spray? Here are just a few:
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Pick-Up Basketball Games
The endless thump of Skrillex can keep your pick-up games bug-free. It can also help keep tempo as you dribble the ball to the rhythm of EDM. It may give your team an edge as the constant thumping gradually wears down your opponent mentally.
A Day at the Lake
Keep both hungry fish and mosquitoes away with the frantic thumping of remix after remix. You won’t have to worry about other boats crowding in your space or fish taking off your toes. Win-win. The insect repellent has an added bonus of making your boat outing feel like a cheap beer commercial at all times.
Weekend Camping Trips
Pack some extra batteries and bring the music to the bugs. When you’re looking at the stars, let the drop send you into the sky for a bug-free camping trip with the potential for expanded consciousness. EDM camping could become the next big thing in outdoor activity. Just don’t expect it to keep the bears away.
Turn it up to 11 at the family barbecue. Think of how nice it will feel to sit in front of the grill while waves of dub wash over you. Not only will the bugs be gone, but you won’t have to listen to your drunk uncle talk about how much better baseball was in the ‘60s.