A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Hard work, honesty, and cooperation are all on display in this show.
Positive Role Models
Despite having very different personalities, Jimmy and Michael work well together. They appear are committed to helping their clients, but not wasting their time and their clients' money.
Violence & Scariness
Lots of images of scurrying rats and crawling bugs, along with visual effects and ominous music to make it more dramatic. Dead rodents and other animals are frequently visible. Rodents are shown trapped in mousetraps of all kinds.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
On rare occasions, mild sexual innuendo is audible.
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Words like "piss" are audible, while "s--t," "ass," and "f--k" are bleeped. Contains references to farting.
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Products & Purchases
The series is a promotional vehicle for Magic Exterminating Pest Management; logos and telephone numbers are prominently featured. In at least one episode Ralph Maeste's book, The Bed Bug Book, is featured.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this reality series about New York City exterminators includes some disturbing images of dead animals, including dead rats in mouse traps. It contains words like "hell," "pissed," and some bleeped language ("s--t," "f--k"), some bathroom humor, and some occasional mild sexual innuendo. It is a promotional vehicle for Magic Exterminating Pest Management and The Bed Bug Book.
Is It Any Good?
The series highlights how exterminators deal with pest problems that range from minor bug infestations to swarms of rats taking over a space. But the real highlight of the show is watching the outspoken Jimmy and the sociable Michael interact with some rather odd clients. It's entertaining, but some will find the consistent use of creepy sound effects and dark close ups of rodents and bugs a little over-dramatic. Those who are more squeamish or sensitive will be disturbed by the images of trapped and/or dead rodents and other animals, too. But chances are that even the toughest viewers will find themselves scratching a bit while watching.
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