Termites play an important role in nature. They are in charge of breaking down waste so that soil can be enriched with nutrients. However, this task is not appreciated when it happens in our homes. Termites are quiet insects that can feast on the wooden structure of your house and damage it significantly before you even notice their presence. It is very likely that by the time you suspect an infestation, the colony will have grown significantly. At this point you will need professional help and a terrier barrier system to keep white ants away from your home.
The most popular systems require termicide, a chemical that is only available to professionals and that is strong enough to kill and keep these insects at bay. The wood that has been infested is injected with the chemical and it usually delivers great results in 24 hours, although it depends on the size of the colony. If the termites have been eliminated, it is still important to have a prevention plan put in place. A company specialising in termicide pest control can tell you about the different options available.
One of the most effective solutions is treating the soil around and underneath the house. This means that a foam or liquid would be impregnated into the soil to repel the insects and kill any that come near the property. You can also find physical barriers made from plastic which have been treated with termicide. Steel mesh barriers are also available and they have holes that are too small for the insects to go through. These systems are usually installed before the house is built. Sand barriers are another possibility. The sand grains are so big that the white ants find it impossible to build their tunnels. This type of barrier is often found around a building. The steel and sand options do not have any chemicals, but a professional will be able to tell you what will work best in your property.