Getting rid of white ants yourself
There is a reason why it takes an experienced timber pest inspector quite a long time and many termite inspections to start to understand their different behaviors like nesting patterns, recognizing types of infestations and species involved.
This information enables the inspector to effectively start treating any white ant infestation thereby minimizing the risk of re-infestations and costly repairs.
Remember, some types of white ant species create sub-nest(s) in wall cavities, subfloors, roof void etc, other types do not. Some create extensive-, others just minor damage. When you think you got rid of them but missed a sub-nest somewhere in a wall cavity, your repair bill just increased significantly.
It takes a well-trained, experienced timber pest inspector years to provide clients with effective, least intrusive and safe solutions to resolve each infestation.
Effective white ant treatment and protection requires specialized equipment such as moisture meters, thermal imaging, listening devices, wall void camera, masonry drills, pumps, large-capacity tanks, and high-pressure soil injection rods.
A typical termite barrier requires large quantities of termiticide, injected into the ground alongside the foundation, beneath concrete slabs, and/or within foundation walls.
Effective eradication of the white ants requires dust-, foam- or liquid application depending on the conditions. This will minimize the risk of re-infestations and unnecessary damage and associated costs.
Unprofessional approaches often result in scattering of the white ants throughout the rest of the property resulting in even more damage, stress, and costs.
In short, termite treatment is a job for professionals."Do-it-yourself" products, sold to homeowners at retail stores or bought over the internet usually end up with an even bigger problems and a huge repair bill.