Follow the fearless and funny Billy Bretherton as he attempts to balance life at home with the drama of running one of the busiest pest removal companies in Louisiana.
In the pest management industry for over 15 years, Billy runs Vexcon the only pest removal team in the state that handles all types of animal removal with support from his wacky but lovable family: kid brother, Ricky; tough-as-nails father, Bill Sr.; sassy office manager and mom Donnie; and beloved wife, Mary. Whether it s a giant 8-foot alligator walking down an affluent street, baby raccoons inside the wall of an office, 70,000 bats who call a stadium home, or a wild pet-eating bobcat, Billy and his family get the job done with enough skill, energy and wit to keep even the most squeamish viewers wanting more. A former U.S. Air Force Sergeant, Billy has taken a militaristic approach to pest control and is emerging a winner.
BILLY THE EXTERMINATOR: SEASON ONE contains all 13 episodes from the debut season on 2 DVDs.
DISC 1 (7 episodes): Goth Bees & Killer Coons / Snake in the Closet / There's A Gator in My Boat / Kitty Corpse Cleanup / Gator Park Swarm / Possums in the Wall / Llama-Eating Gators
DISC 2 (6 episodes): Psycho Raccoon/Killer Spiders / Raccoon Haunting / Tattoo Rattlesnake / Bobcat Invasion / Extreme Roaches/Busy Beaver / Skunks and Mice and Snakes Oh My / Bonus
BONUS FEATURES: Featurettes: About Billy, Billy s Words of Wisdom, Billy the Storyteller, Meet the Family, Donnie
You know those warnings about not going swimming less than a half hour after eating? The same caution applies here: You might want to get as much distance between you and mealtime before watching this A&E reality (creep)show. Roaches and mice and defecating turkeys (oh my!) are business as usual for leather-clad, mullet-maned Billy Bretherton and the crew of Louisiana-based Vexcon pest control. Each episode finds Billy and company--wife Mary, brother Ricky, father "Big" Bill, and formidable mother Donnie--tackling some off-the-wall (or in some cases, inside-the-wall and under-the-floorboards) pest problem or infestation. Billy, first introduced on episodes of Dirty Jobs
, has a distinct Southern accent, but he is fluent in reali-tease. "An easy job just got trickier," he states in one episode in which he tries to wrangle some wild raccoons. In another, he supplies this major understatement: "If those are killer bees, we are going to be in serious danger." The personal dramas (the return of Ricky's ex-wife, interfering mama, discord between Billy and Mary) are not nearly as compelling as the creepily fascinating footage of Billy's too-close encounters with killer bobcats, closet-lurking snakes, and the like. Billy's appearance may be gothic (he wears a skull mask while handling bees), but he is more into benevolently relocating animals than killing them. And there is nothing more interesting than expertise. Billy knows his stuff. "I feel good knowing he's in there checking things out," one relieved homeowner states. Bonus features include brand-building segments devoted to Billy's "words of wisdom," his home, and members of the family. --Donald Liebenson