One of the worst things you can discover in your home is the infestation of the dreaded termites!
Even if you haven't discovered white ants in your home you should consider regular (yearly?) termite inspections of your home and or business.
This simply involves a professional in pest control inspecting your property for sign of termite activity in timber, carpet, cardboard and looking for tell tale signs of activity including moisture build up in walls and change of level in flooring.
If you do discover termites on your property then you should NOT attempt to move or disrupt them on your own! This should only be done by a professional as you may may the situation worse and send them into hiding (spreading the infestation!). Also termite treatment usually involves poisons to completely irradicate the pests.