Hi - I have an old wooden fence I pulled down on the weekend to build a nice shiny colourbond fence. When pulling off the pailings I found termites. Lots of them. Now I know your not supposed to disturb them but I had to finish the fence. I just placed all the pailings on the ground where I removed them.
Now this is a back fence so it's about 30 metres away from the house. But I'm worried that if I move the old fence pailings to take them to the tip that I will cause them to move to my house (off the ground on brick piers with ant caps). To move the pailings I have to carry them past my house out to the front. Sounds funny but what happens if termites jump off the pailings when I'm walking past my house. But I know they cant survive long outside so I might be OK. Will I be? I dont really want to burn the old fence because I'll have to wait 4 months until Winter and we have a total fire ban here in Australia.
While I'm at it... theres alot of up and downs, and the cost of termite protection I dont really have the money for. Can anyone point me to a "do it yourself" solution? I doubt it but no harm in asking. I'm not a pro but I'm pretty handy around the house and love getting my hands dirty. I looked at the hardware store and they've got nothing to practially protect the house. The only have a diesel mix you pour around the house.