The new insect-destroying laser can “find, control and even kill” hidden cockroaches.

Cockroach infestations could soon be a thing of the past.

A scientist in Scotland has developed a sophisticated AI-powered laser tool that can drive the pests away for good.

Tech could also be used to stop other pests

Better yet, it was invented with a cheap off-the-shelf kit.

The clever technology is able to detect the errors with an accuracy of 1.2 meters.

Cockroaches are found all over the world and are known to be resilient – for years people believed they could even survive an atomic bomb.

When the laser was set to low power, experts were able to change the roaches’ behavior.

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They change position or direction by radiating heat loads from the laser.

This can keep them away from dark hiding spots.

But crank the heat to the max and you can kill the critters.

The person behind it, Ildar Rakhmatulin from Heriot-Watt University, said it could also be used to stop other annoying bugs.

“This laser system is a selective and environmentally friendly pest control method. It’s extremely promising,” he said.

“It’s a tunable system so it could be used to protect against mosquitoes, keep predatory hornets away from bees or parasites on valuable crops or supplies.”

While it sounds like an affordable option, don’t expect to buy one for your home anytime soon.

The tool is actually too dangerous for household use.

“This system is not suitable for home use,” he added.

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“The laser used causes blindness or severe eye damage.

“I’m sorry for people with roaches in their house, but that’s not the solution for them.”

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