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Who is Billy the Exterminator?
William “Billy” Bretherton was born on 16 September 1968, in the United States of America. Heis a reality television personality, best known for being the star of the A&E series entitled “Billy the Exterminator”. The show follows his life and career as a pest exterminator.
The Wealth of Billy the Exterminator
How rich is Billy the Exterminator? As of early-2019, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $250,000 He earned largely through a successful career in reality television, plus a significant amount from his exterminator business. As he continues his endeavors, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life and Career Beginnings
While there is limited information about Billy’s family. It is known that he grew up with his younger brother Ricky, raised by their parents ‘Big Bill’ and Donnie Bretherton. He didn’t initially think of a career in pest control, and was intent on a career in law enforcement.
After matriculating from high school, he decided that his best path forward was to enter the US Air Force. His military entrance tests showed that he had a particular aptitude for physical science.
He was subsequently sent to study biology and entomology, leading his career towards extermination. His career officially began while he was stationed at Nellis Air Force Base located in North Las Vegas, Nevada.
Billy goes North
There is no information regarding Billy’s service, he started his business before ending his career in the Air Force. As a Senior Airman, then settled in Benton, Louisiana, and launched his company Vexcon Animal and Pest Control.
He was mainly out of the spotlight, but he did get a feature during the first seasons of the show “Dirty Jobs with Mike Rowe”, which led him to get noticed by television producers. The company Pilgrim Films wanted to shoot a pilot for a Discovery Channel series focused on reality pest control.
Billy the Exterminator: Where is Billy Bretherton Now?
According to an interview, Pilgrim interviewed about 200 companies, and settled on Billy after scouts spent time.
The show was originally called “The Exterminators”, and was aired through A&E in 2009, being renamed to “Billy the Exterminator” before the second season, the proprietor of his business, and an expert in field control, mainly servicing the Shreveport-Bossier metropolitan area.
His character quickly caught on to audiences, thanks to his unusual fashion style consisting of Goth-like garments coupled with large jewelry and spikes. His family, including his parents and his brother often appear on the show. He is a proponent of natural methods of control and relocating captured animals.
In each episode, he describes pests and gives more information about them including the diseases they might carry. He had developed an allergy to bee stings after being stung so many times though he later recovered from it, which caused him to research the problem and possible antidotes.
Personal Life and Social Media
For his personal life, it is known that Billy is married to Mary Bretherton. She was initially featured during the early seasons of “Billy the Exterminator”, but later resigned, and her name was subsequently removed from the opening credits.
There were rumors spreading around that the two had actually broken up, leading her to leave the show but this was not the case. In fact, Mary didn’t have any problems with the show prior to resigning, and Billy mentioned that it was her decision to leave the show, and he supported her.
The two made local headlines in Louisiana after they were arrested by the police for marijuana possession in Bossier City. According to the report, the police investigated a 911 hang up call at a Louisiana Boardwalk hotel, leading them to discover the couple smoking at the hotel.
They were arrested on possession charges but were later released on bond. It was noted that they were smoking synthetic marijuana which was often sold in convenience stores illegally.