About the Authors

Yasmin Akhtar

Affiliation Faculty of Land and Food Systems, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Murray B. Isman

murray.isman@ubc.ca

Affiliation Faculty of Land and Food Systems, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Competing Interests

RJP Textile Ltd. and SemiosBIO Technologies Inc. have provided funding for bed bug research in the laboratory, but the research described in the manuscript is completely outside of the scope of the research funded by those companies. This does not alter the authors' adherence to all the PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: YA MBI. Performed the experiments: YA. Analyzed the data: YA. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: YA. Wrote the paper: YA MBI.