- 1 Who is Billy The Exterminator?
- 2 Early Life, Parents, and Education
- 3 Career Beginnings
- 4 Rise to Prominence
- 5 Family Issues
- 6 Career After “Billy the Exterminator”
- 7 Do You Know How Rich Billy the Exterminator Is?
- 8 Do You Know About Billy’s Personal Affair, Marriage, Children?
- 9 Drug Possession Charges
- 10 Is Billy the Exterminator on Social Media?
Who is Billy The Exterminator?
Born Billy Bretherton Jr. on the 16th December 1968, in Bossier, Louisiana USA, he is a reality TV star, best known to the world as one of the former exterminators in the company Vexcon Animal & Pest Control, which was picked up by the Arts & Entertainment Network and featured in the show “Billy the Exterminator” (2009-2012).
Early Life, Parents, and Education
Billy is the son of Bill Sr. also known as Big Bill, and his wife Donnie. He has a younger brother, Ricky Bretherton, who was also featured in the popular reality series. Before Vexcon, Billy served in the US Air Force as Senior Airman. He wanted to pursue a career in law enforcement, but after discovering he had an interest in biology and entomology, Billy started learning about pests and vermin during his time at Nellis Air Force Base in North Las Vegas, Nevada.
Rise to Prominence
The series “Billy the Exterminator” premiered on the 4th February 2009 on the A&E network and lasted until 2012. Alongside Billy, the show featured his brother Ricky, father Bill Sr. and his mother, Donnie. The show lasted for 75 episodes and six seasons, after which it was canceled, mostly due to Billy’s falling out with family. After the disagreement, Billy moved to Illinois, officially ending the show and his stint in Vexcon Animal & Pest Control.
As the show progressed and the Bretherton family became more popular, numerous internal problems began to appear. Billy was angry at the entire family, for reasons which he has declined to reveal, but which ultimately resulted in his move to Chicago.
Career After “Billy the Exterminator”
Following his move to Chicago, Illinois, Billy had some legal troubles, including being arrested for marijuana possession, but it was in 2016 that he teamed up with Corus Entertainment and Proper Television to launch a new reality TV series “Billy Goes North”, aired on CMT in Canada. The show also had its premiere in the USA, as the seventh season of the popular series “Billy the Exterminator”.
Do You Know How Rich Billy the Exterminator Is?
Since joining the family business, Billy has become a celebrity in his own right by successfully running the company. Despite disagreements within his family, Billy continued with his work, which increased his net worth to a large degree, boosted later by his independent efforts. Billy’s wealth is as high as $500,000.
Do You Know About Billy’s Personal Affair, Marriage, Children?
Billy is one of those celebrities that tend to keep their personal lives private; however, thanks to the popular show, which not only followed Billy on his day job but also at home, it has been discovered that Billy has been married to Mary since 2005, and they have a son together, Bryce Bretherton, but his birth date is unknown in the media.
Drug Possession Charges
Back in 2012, both Billy and his wife Mary were charged for possession of synthetic marijuana, and as well for a device which they used for smoking the drug. Billy received a 60-day prison sentence along with a $500 fine, and community service, as well as rehab, while charges against Mary were dropped.
Is Billy the Exterminator on Social Media?
His official Facebook page has more than 680,000 followers, who have enjoyed the most interesting events from the popular show “Billy the Exterminator”, such as the ending of the seventh season, among many other posts, all of which you can see on his official page. He doesn’t have an official account on Twitter and Instagram, though you can find a number of pictures of Billy on Instagram, by using the hashtag Billy the Exterminator.