BORA-CARE Termiticide, Insecticide and Fungicide Concentrate is odorless, colorless, compatible with finishes, environmentally responsible, long lasting, highly effective, and EPA registered for both preventive and remedial treatments that can be applied to all wood during the dried-in phase of construction. When applied, it diffuses into the wood and remains there for the life of the wood. Termites cannot consume, live in or tube over treated wood. BORA-CARE offers an innovative approach for the control and elimination of wood deterioration due to decay fungi and wood boring insects. Rather than controlling or treating infestations by creating a toxic barrier in the soil surrounding a home or structure, BORA-CARE is designed to treat the food source - the wood. Upon application to bare wood, BORA-CARE rapidly penetrates and eliminates active infestations of termites, beetles, carpenter ants, etc. and decay fungi in addition to providing long term protection against future infestations. When applied at label rates, BORA-CARE treated wood is both toxic and repellent to wood destroying pests, thus offering a unique supplement or alternative to more conventional treatments such as soil poisons and fumigants.
|One gallon of BORA-CARE concentrate treats 800 board feet (bf) of wood.|
ONE OUNCE of BORA-CARE CONCENTRATE will treat SIX BOARD FEET of wood.
BORA-CARE is labeled for primary treatments, where it is the sole or primary chemical used, or supplemental treatments, where it can be utilized as part of an integrated approach to wood protection. Structural wood members that are no longer sound must be repaired or replaced. Although BORA-CARE will kill decay fungi and wood boring insects, it will not add strength to deteriorated wood. (See epoxies for wood repairs)
| BORA-CARE ADVANTAGES|
| No Color or Odor||Interior & Exterior Use|
| Safe Near Wells or Cisterns||Long-Term Residual Activity|
| Long-Term Residual Activity||Cost Effective|
| Superior Wood Penetration||Low Toxicity to Humans & Pets|
How Does BORA-CARE Work?
BORA-CARE's active ingredient is a borate mineral salt that is no more toxic than table salt (in laboratory settings). Borate salts work by taking advantage of a unique feature in the biology of termites, ants and other insects. If ingested by ants, beetles or termites, the insect becomes unable to extract nutrition from its food and starves to death. And because of this unique mode of action, insects cannot develop a resistance, ever. BORA-CARE works differently than most other insecticides, termiticides and even other borate products on the market today. For starters, it isn't applied to the soil but to the structure itself. Secondly, it isn't just a repellent or a bait, but a little bit of each. BORA-CARE's unique patented blend of glycols in combination with a borate salt provides results that are hard to beat. As soon as beetles and ants attempt to consume treated wood, they die. Subterranean termites won't even try to eat treated wood, and if they attempt to build a tube on treated wood, the termites start to die. This alerts the termite colony and they abandon the wood.
Works by treating the wood, not the soil
BORA-CARE is applied directly onto wood surfaces, concrete, plumbing penetrations, expansion joints and foundation penetrations. BORA-CARE then penetrates the wood, protecting it throughout. Because it doesn't break down over time, it provides protection for the life of the wood. By keeping the wood sealed or protected from moisture as in the wall voids of a structure, you eliminate the need for retreatment. Soil treatments are not only more difficult to apply, they lose their effectiveness over time. Then a costly retreatment becomes necessary every five to 10 years. Unlike soil treatments, BORA-CARE is not a threat to the plant life or water supply of a home. BORA-CARE is made with natural elements that are already present in the environment ? not only in the ecosystems outside of your home ? but also in many of the products you use inside. BORA-CARE can even be used on lakeside homes where soil termiticides may be prohibited.
BORA-CARE prevents subterranean termites from tubing across wood. In addition, a study by Louisiana State University demonstrated that even Formosan termites can't tube over concrete treated with BORA-CARE. Use BORA-CARE on new construction. Use it as a whole-house treatment to prevent termite and decay rot infestations and to provide general pest protection. BORA-CARE is an EPA-registered ?Primary Termite Pretreatment? product and is listed in the 2006 International Residential Code.