Play Rush Limbaugh backwards, destroy tree beetles….

A recent study dubbed “Beetle Mania” is aimed at how to “…disrupt mating, tunneling and reproduction” of beetles.

Richard Hofstetter, an entomology professor at Northern Arizona University who worked on the project, told Discovery News that “the most annoying sound” his colleague, Reagan McGuire could think of was Rush Limbaugh or rock music.

Key findings of interest:
1. beetles built up resistance to sounds over time
2. timing and loudness mattered
3. manipulated sounds work best when used during mating (male would tear female apart)

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