Company offering $2,800 to release 100 cockroaches in your home

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It's a proposition that would make most people shudder merely at the thought of it.

But one company is willing to pay families more than $2800 to test a new pest control technique that involves filling their homes with scores of cockroaches for weeks on end.

The Pest Informer, a US-based pest control company, is hoping to find at least five homeowners who are willing to participate in the new trial.

A pest control company will pay $2800 to homeowners if they allow 100 cockroaches to be let loose in their home. Source: Getty Images, file
A pest control company will pay $2800 to homeowners if they allow 100 cockroaches to be let loose in their home. Source: Getty Images, file

The test compromises of releasing 100 American cockroaches into the home and participants have to be willing for the company to film and test out their new cockroach treatment.

The homeowners will be given $2000 ($A2846) for taking part in the trial, which will be putting a "specific pest control technique" to the test to gauge how effective the treatment is.

The Pest Informer said on its website the tested cockroach treatments are family and pet safe.

During the trial, homeowners will not be able to use any additional cockroach treatments to get rid of the infestation.

"At the end of the study, if the cockroach infestation hasn’t been eliminated, we will use traditional cockroach treatment options at no cost to you," The Pest Informer said.

"The duration of this study will be approximately 30 days."

The experiment is only open to people in the US aged over 21-years-old. The Pest Informer said participants must own the home or have written approval from the homeowner.

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