Got bedbugs? Get on Animal Planet

We’ve already told you plenty about bed bugs: from avoiding hand-me-down critters and shopping without fear to getting rid of them on the cheap and knowing which buildings to avoid. If you’re still infested and too broke to take care of it, maybe it’s time to call in some major help from the people who brought you the Crocodile Hunter and Whale Wars. Animal Planet is looking for “extreme infestations” of any kind (roaches, raccoons, bed bugs, etc) in the city for an upcoming new reality show. They’ll set you up with an accredited pest control company for free, all while recording the process. Interested? Here’s how to apply.

Email with a brief description of your infestation along with any photos/documentation if possible. In the subject line of the email, write what kind of pests you have. The name/location of your business or home can be kept confidential too. Here’s the full details from the call for applicants:


A new documentary science series on a prominent non-fiction TV Network is looking to solve pest problems and infestations in all 5 Burroughs. They’ll set you up with an accredited local pest control company that will tackle your pest problem FOR FREE, and follow the process of making your home or business pest-free. They’re looking for severe pest infestations of any kind, from cockroaches and bedbugs to rats and raccoons. No infestation is too severe for their team. All correspondence will be kept strictly confidential AND they won¹t even need to mention or show the name or location of your business or home/apt. This is a great opportunity to have some of the best experts in the business put an end to your infestation. If Interested, please send an email to with a brief description of your infestation along with any photos/documentation of the problem (if possible). In the subject line of the email, please indicate what kind of pest you’re having a problem with.