• William Billy Bretherton was born in Louisiana, USA in 1968 and is most famous for his reality TV show "Billy The Exterminator".
• He matriculated from a local high school in Benton and joined the US Air Force at age 19.
• His reality TV career began in 2009 when he starred in his own show on the A&E network.
• Billy and his wife Mary were arrested in Bossier City in Louisiana for possession of synthetic marijuana.
• He is 51 years old with a net worth of over $500,000.

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FactWith his family, runs an exterminating company in Louisiana called Vexcon.

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William Billy Bretherton was born in Louisiana, USA, on 16 September 1968 – his birth sign is Virgo and he holds American nationality. He is popular for his reality TV show entitled “Billy The Exterminator” which initially aired from 2009 to 2012, and was revived in 2016.

Early life and education

Billy was raised by his father Billy Senior and his mother Donnie in Benton, Louisiana USA and he has one brother named Ricky Bretherton – he had a dream of becoming an actor during his childhood, and began taking acting classes at the age of nine.

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He matriculated from a local high school in Benton, and didn’t attend college but rather joined the US Air Force at the age of 19 – he had the goal of pursuing a career in law enforcement but his military entrance examination showed that he was rather better at biology, and was therefore sent to study that. He became an exterminator when posted to Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Billy was physically very active during those four years he spent at high school as he played football and basketball but stopped after matriculation – today, he occasionally plays soccer with his friends and the staff of the “Billy The Exterminator” show.

Career as a reality TV star

Billy’s career as a reality TV star was launched on 4 February 2009, with the release of the first episode of his reality TV show “Billy The Exterminator” – it aired on A&E network until 2012, and later from 2016, and followed Billy, an expert in pest control, who owns the Vexcon Animal and Pest Control company in Benton in Louisiana. Before he began starring in his own show, he appeared in the first two episodes of the “Dirty Jobs” reality TV series, which aired on the Discovery Channel.


The show is solely Billy’s, but many of his family members have been featured in it throughout the years, including his parents, his brother Ricky, and Ricky’s ex-wife Pam. In the first three seasons, the show was mostly focused on Billy and his brother, and the two began roaming around the US during the show’s fourth season – they met exterminators from various states, and helped them work as well as learning new tricks from them.

The show officially ended in the second half of 2012 when Billy left Vexcon due to personal issues, and moved to live in Illinois with his wife Mary – the show was revived in 2016 when Proper Television and Corus Entertainment created the seventh season of the show, which premiered on 5 April 2017 in Canada, and was entitled “Billy Goes North”.

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In October 2015, Billy’s brother Ricky launched a YouTube channel and created the series entitled “Vexcon The Exterminators” – the channel was not very successful, gathering only around 2400 subscribers, and Ricky stopped uploading videos not long after the launch, creating only 16 episodes.

Love life, marriage and divorce

Billy married his high school love sometime in the ‘90s, and he and his other half Mary apparently have a son together, named Bryce Bretherton.

Mary was featured in the first season of the “Billy The Exterminator” series alongside her husband, but after that decided she no longer wanted to appear in the show. Because she could have no longer be seen in the show after the first season, people believed that the two had divorced – rumors began circulating the internet very quickly, but there has been no evidence that Billy and Mary have parted ways. Billy’s brother Rick was married to a woman named Pam, but none of the family liked her, including Billy, and the two divorced not long after they married.

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Problems with the authorities

Billy and his wife Mary were once arrested, in Bossier City in Louisiana – the police found synthetic marijuana as well as some smoking equipment on them, and the two were charged with drug possession. They made a deal with the prosecutor, and ended up only being fined, and sentenced to community service.

Hobbies and other interests

Billy became interested in biology only after it turned out he was good at it – he is a big fan of animals including all kinds of insects, and even though he is a pest exterminator, he prefers not to kill the animals he finds, but to rather take them and release them into their natural habitats. He had two pet dogs who could have occasionally been seen in his show during its first seasons.

Billy enjoys watching movies and TV series in his spare time – some of his favorite actors and actresses include Vin Diesel, Tom Hanks, and Jennifer Lopez. Movies he likes to watch the most are “xXx” starring Vin Diesel, “Cast Away” starring Tom, and “Maid in Manhattan” starring Jennifer. Some of his favorite TV series include “CSI: Miami” and “Game of Thrones”.

Appearance and net worth

Billy is 51 years old. He has long brown hair and brown eyes, is 5ft 8ins (1.72m) tall, and weighs around 145lbs (66kgs) – his net worth is over $500,000 as of late 2019.

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1With his family, runs an exterminating company in Louisiana called Vexcon.




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  1. Michelle Evans Reply

    While its true that Bryce Bretherton is Billy’s son, Bryce is Mary’s Step son! Billy was married once before and Bryce is Billy & his ex-wife’s son. Bryce was born in 2000 so he’s now 20-21 yrs old now. I know this because Bryce was born the SAME YEAR I graduated high school.

  2. Michelle Eva Evans Reply

    No, BIlly and his EX-WIFE have Bryce together, not Billy and Mary. Mary is his STEP MOM.

  3. I believe Billy the exterminator was very mindful and educational host.

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