Big Al as we call him, to distinguish him from Hockey Al, ridded our house of some
nasty looking ants. They have not returned and the house still stands! The greatest thing is
that he calls ahead to warn us to keep the dog in when our routine service time comes up. And
he's also good about nagging us when the foliage gets too close to the house. It's apparently one
path the buggers'll use to get to the tender juicy joists within. I'm lazy but usually comply eventually because he certainly sounds knowledgable and I don't want them back!
Pros: personal touch, reliable and remarkably willing to overcome access, er, issues