A student sent out a desperate plea for help getting rid of a cockroach.

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Bhargav Chavda arrived home after a busy day where he spotted the ''abnormally large'' insect scuttling around his home and panicked.

He quickly took to Gumtree and placed an advert asking for help.

It read: ''Need Roach dead right now, ASAP. Will pay $20 for the task. Location somewhere in the open in the living room/kitchen. Bring spray etc if needed, I only have thongs, cloth, broom.''

Bhargav, from Brisbane, Australia, did get people responding to his message, but they were laughing at his misfortune.

He said: ''Unfortunately I don't know what is wrong with the world. People are responding 'this is funny' or 'you just made my day.'''

The 24-year-old also revealed that the insect is still on the loose, as he ended up going to bed without catching it.