Bed Bugs!

December 22, 2014

Congratulations to Rob Britton and his group on an exciting piece of work which featured today in the Vancouver Sun, and will appear in the C&EN News, and SFU News.

"A step forward in understanding bed bug communication appeared today in Angewandte Chemie involving researchers in Gerhard Gries' (Biological Sciences) and Rob Britton's labs. The two groups were able to characterize the bed bug aggregation pheromone and demonstrate that a synthetic version of this pheromone is effective in luring bed bugs into traps in infested premises. The work relied on 180,000 bed bug feedings!"