Same as a few others mentioned, Google says no such thing as white ants, but does come back with a bit of useful info anyway.
From http://www.termitesgonewild.com/termite-identification/white-ants/ possibly a way to identify them (pictures there too):
Although there is a tremendous number of subspecies of ants, ants are
easily distinguished from termites by the ant’s three distinct body
segments: the head, thorax and abdomen (gaster). Each segment is
separated by a narrowing of the body. Termites bodies in comparison
are relatively straight. In the case of flying ants and swarming
termites, the termites have two pairs of equally-sized wings, whereas
flying ants have a pair of large front wings and smaller back wings.
and this one gives what may be kid/pet-safe solution(can cats/dogs handle cinnamon?):
Other things that you can use as ant baits are cinnamon and sugar. Mix
cinnamon and sugar and put the mixture where the white ants are. The
white ants will be attracted to the sweetness of the sugar and since
they are unable to digest cinnamon, they will die once they eat it.
Cucumber peel is another thing you can mix with sugar in place of
cinnamon. You need to replace the bait at least every week until all
white ants die.