Billy The Exterminator Season Three DVD Review
Audio: Dolby Digital mix
Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
Disc Spec: 3 DVD
The show follows the professional life of Billy Bretherton, an expert in the field of pest control who is the proprietor of Vexcon Animal and Pest Control in Benton, Louisiana which serves the Shreveport-Bossier metropolitan area. Bretherton, a former Sergeant in the United States Air Force, had previously been featured on the Discovery Channel’s Dirty Jobs series on the season 1 episode “Vexcon”, and the season 2 episode “Termite Controller”. Both previously and in his current show, Bretherton is known for his unusual fashion style, consisting mostly of black garments (many of them leather) with large silver jewelry and steel studs and spikes in different configurations.
Many members of Bretherton’s family, such as his parents, “Big” Bill and Donnie, and his brother, Ricky, as well as other employees, make frequent appearances. Donnie Bretherton normally acts as Vexcon’s dispatcher and rarely goes out on jobs. Ricky’s ex-wife, Pam, and Billy’s wife, Mary, each resigned during the production of the first season.
As noted in many episodes, Billy Bretherton prefers, if at all possible, to relocate captured animals and is a proponent of natural methods of control. He frequently gives a description of the pests, their preferred environment, and any diseases (usually using their Latin names) associated with them. Ricky Bretherton acquired an allergy to bee and wasp stings due to being stung so many times.
Billy Bretherton entered the Air Force at age nineteen intent on a career in law enforcement. However, his military entrance examination indicated that he had an aptitude for biology; he was sent to study both that subject and entomology. His extermination career began in earnest while stationed at Nellis Air Force Base in North Las Vegas, Nevada.
Movie Quality: 9/10
- About Billy
- Billy’s Crew
Special Features: 5/10
When I saw my first episode of “Billy the Exterminator,” I was instantly hooked! Just how cool is it to watch someone tackle pests like giant yellow jacket nests, bobcats, and hoards of bats up in someone’s attic? At first these type situations were the draw, then I starting noticing something as the episodes progressed.
Overall Rating: 6/8