A&E’s ‘Exterminators’ Comes Out of the Woodwork

A&E Network’s new original reality series, The Exterminators, premieres Wednesday, Feb. 4 and follows Billy Bretherton and his family as they try to balance family life with the drama of running Vexcon, one of Louisiana’s busiest pest removal companies.

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, Bretherton and his team have seen it all.

“Billy and his family offer the unique blend of drama and humor, which viewers have come to expect from our stable of real families in extraordinary situations,” Robert Sharenow, A&E’s senior vice president of nonfiction and alternative programming, said in a prepared statement “‘The Exterminators fits perfectly with our brand of eye-opening Real-Life series such as Dog the Bounty Hunter and Gene Simmons Family Jewels, representing remarkable personal stories in an entertaining but raw and honest way.”

A former U.S. Air Force Sergeant and 15-year pest management industry veteran, Bretherton takes a militaristic approach to pest control. However, one of the many things that really sets him apart is his concern and love for animals. He always tries to catch and release whenever possible.

The Exterminators is produced for A&E by September Films, a division of DCD Media. Jeff Collins and Sheldon Lazarus are executive producers for September Films. Robert Sharenow and Elaine Frontain Bryant are executive producers for A&E.