A North Carolina company is offering homeowners $2,000 to allow 100 cockroaches to be released into their homes.
The company, The Pest Informer, is offering this offer to homeowners for the purpose of testing “a specific pest control technique” and seeing its effectiveness.
Five to seven household owners will be selected for the study after enrollment and will allow the company to “release approximately 100 American cockroaches into your home, and give us permission to film and test a specific cockroach treatment.” .
At the end of the study, if the cockroach infestation has not gone away, the company says it will use “traditional cockroach treatment options at no cost.”
To be eligible for the study, owners must meet these requirements:
- You must own the house or have written approval from the owner.
- You must be 21 or older to qualify.
- You must be located in the continental United States
- You should not try any additional cockroach treatments for the duration of the study.
The study will take a total of 30 days and, according to the company, the cockroach treatments used are safe for family and pets.
New York Post