white Ant Control
Article by Bruce Gow
White Ant Control – What You Can Do
Those who don’t undertake some type of white ant control can end up paying a high price. White ants may be tiny but they have voracious appetites and can leave a hefty repair bill for the homeowner. White ant control and prevention is essential if you want to protect your home.
How to Go About White Ant Control
Once you’re in your new home, your white ant control strategy should involve a professional inspection once or twice per year. At just $200 – $350 for the average suburban home, it’s great value for money. You can also participate in your own strategy by learning about white ants and the tell-tale signs of their presence.
Not only can white ants be highly destructive, but the type of white ant most likely to attack your Australian home – the subterranean termite – works undercover and is hard to spot, making your white ant control strategy very important.
If you’re in an area where termites are prevalent, you may prefer to take your white ant control a step further than regular inspections and have a ‘termite barrier’ placed around your home. Chemical barriers are frequently used as a means of white ant control.
Other Things That Assist White Ant Control
Using only timbers and wood chips that have been treated to deter termites, ensuring you don’t stack wood against your home, removing old tree stumps, and not having shrubbery up against the home can aid white ant control by making the area less attractive to termites.
If you’re concerned about white-ants, need an inspection, or suspect you have white ants on your property, contact your local timber pest expert for advice.