A&E's new original real-life series "The Exterminators," premieres Wednesday, February 4, 2009 at 10:30pm ET/PT
We will follow Billy Bretherton and his family who make up Vexcon, one of Louisiana's busiest pest removal companies, as they balance family life with the drama of running a successful business together. The 13-episode half-hour series follows the Vexcon team in their search and rescue efforts to rid clients of their most extreme pest cases, while also taking care to release as many animals as possible back into the wild. The company handles all types of removal and in the swamps of Louisiana that means big business from colonies of ants to giant snakes, Billy and his team have seen it all.
The premiere episode focuses on Goth Bees and Killer Racoons.
Billy faces an angry mother raccoon trying to protect her young from his snare, and then goes on a mission to exterminate a seven-foot-long beehive. But bees aren’t the only thing that are causing a buzz in the Bretherton family. Ricky’s ex-wife, Pam, has returned to work at Vexcon, and that’s rubbing some of the Brethertons the wrong way.
Billy and his family have been in the exterminating business for over 21 years. Billy's mentality is to understand the hierarchy of animals, insects, the magnetic fields, seasons, and the poles in order exterminate properly.
My Opinion: Billy's personality will either make you love him or hate him. His education and philosophy in the field will make you interested and the drama surrounding Billy, his family and the wives will make you keep tuning in.
I remember Billy and his family from one of my favorite shows Dirty Jobs. Vexcon was featured on DJ with Mike Rowe back in 2005. I found them interesting and entertaining and I am happy to see someone picked them up.
Good luck guys but I don't think you are going to need it.