Bora-Care diffuses into wood and remains there for the life of the wood, providing residual protection The active ingredient in Bora-Care is a borate salt. 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 is mixed 1:1 to 2:1 depending on insect and thickness of wood. 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. Bora-Care is applied directly onto wood surfaces. Bora-Care then penetrates the wood, protecting it throughout. Because the active ingredient in Bora-Care is a mineral salt, it doesn’t break down over time, so it remains in the wood for the life of the wood, providing residual protection. By keeping the wood sealed or protected from moisture as in the wall voids of your home, you eliminate the need for retreatment. Unlike soil treatments, Bora-Care is not pumped into the ground and poses no threat to lakes, rivers, aquifers or the environment. Bora-Care can even be used on lakeside homes where soil termiticides may be prohibited. Bora-Care’s active ingredient is a natural mineral salt called Disodium Octaborate Tetrahydrate (DOT), which contains the element boron. Boron is an element on the periodic table that is already present in the environment – not only in the ecosystems outside of your home – but also in many of the products you use inside such as soaps and cosmetics. Boron is also found in many of the vegetables we eat. BORA CARE Termite Insecticide, Termiticide and Fungicide is a highly effective odorless pesticide which offers an innovative approach for the control and elimination of termites. BORA CARE is an EPA Registered, low toxicity pesticide designed to penetrate and protect all types of wood, including plywood and composites, from infestations of wood boring insects such as termites, Powderpost beetles, carpenter ants and decaying fungi. BORA CARE is designed to treat the termites’ food source – wood and other cellulosic materials. BORACARE works by depositing an active ingredient in the wood which will not decompose or vaporize like many other pesticides. This means that it will keep providing broad spectrum protection with little impact on our environment. In addition, BORACARE provides long term protection (up to 40 years)against future infestations.Odorless concentrate used to prevent or eliminate active infestations of Drywood, Formosan and Subterranean termites. Boracare prevents reinfestation, kills powderpost beetles and their larva,Anobid beetles, Old House Borers and stops Carpenter ant damage. Boracare destroys existing decay fungi and provides protection against reinfestation. Boracare is labeled for use on natural untreated wood.Excellent for pre-construction of decks, fence posts or any other wood surfaces that make contact with the soil. Provides protection for the life of the wood. Indoor and outdoor use. It’s the best insurance you can buy for wood destroying insects and organisms. Bora Care is mixed 1:1 to 2:1 depending on insect and thickness of wood. Boracare Dilution Tables below for more details. . One gallon of Boracare can be sprayed or brushed on and covers from 200-800 sq. ft. Boracare may be used on natural untreated wood.Excellent for pre-construction of decks, fence posts or any other wood surfaces that make contact with the soil. Provides protection for the life of the wood. Indoor and outdoor use. It’s the best insurance you can buy for wood destroying insects and organisms. DILUTION RATIOS by volume TABLE A. Dilution Ratios Water to Target Pests BORA-CARE Application Notes All Insects and Decay Fungi 1:1 Spray, Injection, Brush, Roller Subterranean and Formosan Termites 1:1 or 2:1 2:1 dilution ratio may be used for foaming Drywood Termites 1:1 or 2:1 Anobiid and Lyctid Powderpost Beetles 1:1 or 2:1 Use a 2:1 dilution ratio for treating hardwood floors. Logs require a 1:1 ratio. All other beetle species 1:1 Carpenter Ants 1:1 or 2:1 Decay Fungi 1:1 or 2:1 Use a 1:1 dilution ratio on wood members 2″ thick or greater. Drywood Termites, Powderpost Beetles and Decay Fungi 5:1 Two (2) applications required for surface spray. For prevention only. TABLE B. Application Dilution Ratios Water to BORA-CARE® Application Notes Logs, Large Beams and Dimensional Lumber 1:1 All Insects and Decay Fungi. Preventative Treatment of Decking, Fences and Plywood 2:1 Use on wood members 2″ in thickness or less. Prevention of Powderpost Beetles and Drywood Termites 5:1 For prevention only. Logs, Large Beams and Dimensional Lumber 5:1 Dip treatment only.