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Repelling unwelcomed insects is one of the biggest nuisances you come across as a homeowner in Tacoma. The nuisance is even more disheartening if you’re trying repel them in your home and around your grass. Ants can be very hard to remove. But we think our reliable and dependable methods will support you in the undertaking of exterminating these uninvited pests.

Now if you identify any ants of any kind, like: little black ants, piss ants, fire ants, pavement ants, or pharaoh ants: try these simple homemade ant extermination recipes.

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


Blend all the ingredients into a large paper bag. Sprinkle the mixture wherever you have spotted ants. The mix will not destroy the ants, but it will produce a protective barricade that will repel ants off your property. Since this blend is terribly potent and has lots of spices, you will want to keep it away from your eyes. When scattering this mix verify that little kids and dogs 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


Combine all three ingredients together. Place small spoonful of ant bait near the scavenging ants. They’ll not only feed on the deadly poison but bring it home and poison the Queen Ant also. If you’re baiting correctly, the ants will be wiped out in a couple days.

Boric Acid is a frequently used poison in pest control. Please keep in mind when using this chemical to keep toddlers and pets far from your bait. It is also necessary to scrub hands afterwards before dealing food,kids, cats and flowers.

3. Gelatin 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 recipe number two. This compound for ant bait is highly efficient as well. Another thing you may want to keep in mind is if you have a pet, to please be vigilant of it. So please don’t accidently infect Mr. Meowgi, or whatever your kitten’s name is, while eradicating ants with boric acid.

4. A Basic 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)


Incorporate all the ingredients in a big spray bottle. Shake the mixture and when you’re done shower the place that is over run by ants.

If you’re being overtaken by ants in Tacoma, try these homemade ant control remedies. If you realize these aren’t resolving the problem contact Bulwark Exterminating. We have remarkably skilled, accredited and knowledgeable ant control professionals on on the ready to solve your ant problem. And if you’re anxious that we will ask you to call in sick from the office or special outings to control these ants, don’t fret; we’re flexible and can work around your busy schedule because we know your time is valuable.