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This company will give you $2,000 if you let them release cockroaches in your home

Is that really enough money though?

Scott Snowden
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Scott Snowden

A North Carolina-based pest control business is offering five to seven lucky homeowners the chance to earn an extra $2,000 at a time when we could all do with few extra dollars in our wallet.

All you have to do is agree to having 100 or so American cockroaches released into your home and allow the company, called The Pest Informer, permission to film and test out a specific pest control technique in order to gauge how effective this new treatment is. The company is operated by David Floyd, who explains on the site that he has over 20 years experience in this rather niche industry.

The rules of the study are as follows:
• You must own the home or have written approval from the homeowner
• You must be 21 years or older to qualify
• You must be located in the continental United States
• All tested cockroach treatments will be family and pet safe
• You must not try any additional cockroach treatments during the duration of the study

At the end of the study, if the cockroach infestation hasn’t been eliminated, traditional cockroach treatment options will be used free of charge and the duration of this study will be approximately 30 days.

According to Pest World, the American cockroach is the largest of the house-infesting roaches and a major pest in the US. It’s also commonly known as the water bug, the Bombay canary or the palmetto bug. Despite its name, the American cockroach is not native to North America and some evidence suggested that American cockroaches were introduced via ships from Africa in the early 1600s. So there you go.

If you feel inclined to assist the insect extermination business and would welcome an extra two-thousand bucks in your bank account, just fill in the form here to apply. Good luck and God speed. 

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