Summer is here, which means that bug season is right around the corner. While most bugs aren’t harmful to humans (except for mosquitoes), they can still be annoying and even dangerous if you have an allergy or are outside at night. As a result, many people wonder whether or not blue light attracts bugs — and more importantly, should we avoid using screens in order to repel insects?
Blue light has been proven to attract bugs, but they’re probably not being drawn to the same LED screens you are.
While blue light has been proven to attract bugs, it is not the blue light from your computer screen or mobile phone that is doing the drawing. The spectrum of light emitted by these devices does not contain enough energy in the wavelength range where insects are drawn to bait traps.
Blue light is not the only thing that attracts bugs; however, as mentioned above, other colors and wavelengths can also attract them. In fact, most research shows that red lights appear to be more attractive than white or blue ones when placed near insect traps.
Bug lights, also called yellow bulbs and bug zappers, don’t actually repel insects.
The lights are not effective at repelling insects.
The bug zappers attract insects with ultraviolet light, which is visible to humans and other mammals (including dogs) but not to most insects. The bugs see this as a food source and fly towards it, where they get electrocuted. The problem is that the amount of electricity needed to kill one insect isn’t enough to deter others from flying into the trap—and if you set up several traps in your yard or garden, you could end up attracting more pests than you would have without them.
In the past several years, researchers have found that some mosquitoes are attracted to the blue light emitting from our phones.
In the past several years, researchers have found that some mosquitoes are attracted to the blue light emitting from our phones. The same is true for any screen with a blue light, such as a TV or computer screen. While this information may seem trivial to you, it’s becoming an issue in places like Brazil where malaria is still a problem. Researchers are concerned that millions of people could be at risk of getting bitten by mosquitoes because they’re sitting too close to their electronic devices at night—a time when most people go outside and enjoy themselfs outdoors!
The jury is still out on whether or not bugs truly prefer blue light over other colors and wavelengths of light, but it’s clear that we should learn more about it.
Scientists are still trying to determine whether or not blue light attracts bugs.
They’re also looking into whether it repels them—and, if so, how much?
It all depends on the type of insect and its typical habitat.
Bug season is here, and you should take every precaution possible (including switching off your phone).
For those of us who live in the northern hemisphere, bug season is upon us. While it’s a great time to be outdoors and enjoy the nice weather, mosquitoes can also be a problem during these warm months. Mosquitoes are attracted to our bodies due to CO2 emissions from our breath and skin. They also like our sweat, which contains lactic acid and ammonia.
Some studies have shown that blue light attracts insects such as moths and butterflies (as well as bees), so if you’re looking for an excuse not to text on your phone while out on walks or sitting outside your camping tent at night, now you have one: it might attract bugs!
Other studies show that blue lights emitted from electronics like TVs, laptop screens and phones can increase human focus by preventing melatonin production—the hormone that makes us feel sleepy at night—which could lead to more productivity during the day but less sleep at night. However we all know how much kids love staring into their smartphones while walking down streets late at night; this research shows they are likely doing so because of its attraction towards insects!
This is an interesting topic to follow and the jury is still out on whether or not bugs truly prefer blue light over other colors and wavelengths of light, but it’s clear that we should learn more about it. The most important takeaway from this article is that if you want to avoid having bugs around, make sure your home has good screens on all of its doors and windows so no one gets hurt by flying insects.
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