If you have ever heard any stories about white ants, you know how destructive they can be. White ants, also known as termites, are responsible for over $100 million of damage in Australia — they don’t discriminate and can cause major structural damage to domestic and commercial buildings. Their clandestine movements and an insatiable taste for timber have made white ants Australia’s biggest pest.
Understanding how to prepare for a white ants invasion is key to protecting your property. Conducting an annual termite inspection is a simple and effective start, which can be followed up with termite bait stations to continue monitoring.
Searching For White Ants In Your Home
Everyone can conduct a search for white ants with a few simple tools and patience. Grab a torch and screwdriver and begin scanning the edges of doors, skirtings, architraves, walls and windows. Move methodically through each room, keeping an eye out for mud tubes, gaps and cracked paint or plaster. Tap walls to see if you can hear hollow echoes or debris falling behind. If you find termite activity, get bait on it straight away. Even if there is no sign, setting up stations is the next step to keep an eye on them.
You can read a detailed breakdown of How To Identify A Termite Infestation In Your Home and more from our Tips & Tricks.
Using White Ant Bait Stations
Once you have searched your house for white ants, it’s worthwhile installing white ant bait stations. Bait stations attract termite activity with Tasmanian Oak timbers placed in containers around the perimeter of your home. Keep an eye on them with a monthly check and if signs of termite activity occur, mix the termite bait with water and place the putty-like substance inside the station. The termites will take the bait back into the depths of their nest and kill the colony.
Additional benefits of white ant bait stations include:
- Small size
- Safe for pets, kids and the environment
- Easy to use
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Early detection and prevention are the guiding principles for preventing damage caused by white ants – Australia’s worst pest. Monitor termite activity at your home and tackle the problem head-on with TermiGold.