BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - Edgewater Mall has called in an exterminator. Billy the Exterminator, that is.
Everyone's invited to meet the A&E reality show star this Saturday, October 1 from 10am to 3pm. Billy will be signing autographs and taking pictures with fans.
Billy Bretherton is the spikey-haired, leather-bound, chain-mail donning founder of the Louisiana-based family-owned pest control business, Vexcon LLC.
During his 24 years experience in animal and pest control, Billy says he's wrangled and trapped the creepiest of creatures. His favorite job was at a 15-story building infested with more than 80,000 cockroaches.
"When we flushed out and killed the cockroaches, they ran into the city streets covering the cars and buildings for five city blocks in every direction," Billy recalled. "We saw roaches five stories up on the outside of surrounding buildings. I couldn't believe the mess we created."
Billy says he discovered his love of entomology during his four years in the US Air Force. That's where he was trained in extermination and animal control. He spent two years studying entomology and advanced pest control at Purdue University and is a certified master in termite control from LSU.