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Repelling unwelcomed insects is one of the biggest nuisances you come across as a homeowner in Corpus Christi. The annoyance is much more daunting if you’re trying repel them in your home and on your yard. They can be very tough to destroy. But we believe our tried and proven recipes will benefit you in the burden of managing these unwelcomed intruders.

Now if you identify any ants of any kind, like: little black ants, piss ants, fire ants, pavement ants, or pharaoh ants: try these easy homemade ant management methods.

1. Ant Powder Repellant


  • ¼ Cup of Dried Mint Flakes
  • ¼ Cup Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 Cup of Rock Dust (From a Nursery}
  • 1 Cup of Garlic Powder
  • ½ Cup of Alfalfa Meal
  • ½ Cup of Cayenne Pepper


Combine all seven ingredients into a large paper bag. Spread the mixture anywhere you have detected ants. The blend will not kill the ants, but it will set up a protective wall that will drive ants away. Since this mixture is awefully potent and has gobs of spices, you should keep it away from your eyes. When scattering this mixture make sure youngsters and cats are not in the vicinity.

2. Handmade Peanut Butter Ant Bait


  • 4 Tablespoons of Peanut Butter
  • 6 Tablespoons of Honey
  • ¾ Teaspoon of Boric Acid


Infuse all three ingredients together. Stick a small spoonful of ant bait around the pillaging ants. They’ll not only munch on the fatal poison but haul it home and harm the Queen Ant also. If you’re baiting correctly, the ants will be decimated within a couple days.

Boric Acid is a commonly used poison in pest control. Please keep in mind when using this chemical to keep small children and pets far from your bait. In addition it is crucial to wash hands afterwards before handling food,infants, dogs and plants.

3. Jelly and Feline Ant Bait

  • ¼ Cup of Grape Jelly
  • 1 Small Can of Moist Cat Food
  • 1 Teaspoon or Boric Acid


Combine all three ingredients together. And follow the same guidelines as formula number two. This compound for ant bait is terribly effective also. One thing you may want to keep in mind is if you have a kitten, to please be vigilant of it. You don’t want to mistakenly harm Mr. Meowgi, or whatever your kitten’s name is, while controlling ants with boric acid.

4. Uncomplicated Ant Spray

  • 2 Liters of Warm Water
  • 2 Tablespoons of Soap Flakes
  • 1 Tablespoon of Hot Sauce
  • 1 Teaspoon of Sesame Oil
  • 1 Teaspoon of Natural Castile Soap (citrus and vegetable oil)


Mix all the ingredients in a large spray bottle. Shake the concoction and when you’re done shower the area that is affected with ants.

If you’re being overrun by ants in Corpus Christi, try these handmade ant control methods. If you feel these aren’t fixing your problem call Bulwark Exterminating. We have remarkably skilled, certified and knowledgeable ant control professionals on standby to clear up your ant issue. And if you’re worried that we will ask you to call in sick from work or special outings to exterminate these insects, don’t worry; we will work around your itinerary because we recognize your time is valuable.