May 02, 2009

Vexcon: The Exterminators

Who thought that watching someone kill ants, wrangle gators, rescue racoons and opossums, and getting other pesky animals would be entertaining? Not only is The Exterminators entertaining, but it is also educational. Billy Bretherton takes pest control to a new level. In fact, i think the producers of the show missed the mark on naming this show because Billy and Vexcon are animal and vermon friendly pest removers, there's very little actual "exterminating" going on.

What I like about the show, other than the Bretherton family and their antics, is the fact that it makes Louisiana look good. The photographers, writers and Bretherton family have shown how beautiful North Louisiana and the surrounding areas are. It is refreshing to see Louisiana portrayed on national television so well.

Now back to the must check it out! If you are from the Shreveport-Bossier area, you'll see things and maybe even people or businesses that are familiar. The family dynamics and drama appear to be real.

Billy's techniques and dress seem somewhat unconventional but I love it. I'm not going to spoil it for you but he has a very unique sense of style. One of the great things about the show is that through all of the family drama, you know that they love one another and are trying to do the best they can in working and running a family business. It sometimes gets messy.

I can tell you because I am a Louisiana native, that the people are real, the places he visits are real and the animals and dangers that he faces are real.

Another thing that I love about the show is that he uses humane traps and methods for trapping animals and tries to relocate them when necessary. He also uses natural, organic methods to get rid of nasty pests such as wasps, roaches, fire ants, and mice. He also explains what he is going to do in every episode.

These first two videos are from when Vexcon appeared on Dirty Jobs. The others are from The Exterminators. Following the videos are several links to different sites about The Exterminators including show schedule. You can watch full episodes on A&E website. I'm hooked!

The Exterminators on Facebook

A&E TV The Exterminators
Can watch full episodes of the show. Also interviews of Billy.
Read Bios on the family; view photos, play "'possum toss'em", order merchandise and visit the message boards.

Listing of episodes and next US airings of The Exterminators

Vexcon Inc.