The British Pest Control Association is working with University College London Hospitals (UCLH) to potentially create a service for pest professionals to signpost clients that need medical support.
BPCA is calling on its members to take part in a survey so that it can find out the level of support the industry needs.
Pest professionals are a frontline service and are well-placed to see the first-hand effects of potential medical situations that can arise from a pest infestation.
BPCA said: “We’re looking to partner with UCLH, some of the UK’s world-renowned medical research centres and hospitals.
“If the scheme launches it could provide pest management companies with expert support on bites, infections and delusionary parasitosis.
The survey is for any pest management professional or company owner in the UK. You do not need to be a BPCA member to take part.
To take the survey, click HERE.