Protect your Investment with BORA-CARE®
How Does Bora-Care® Work?
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® 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 termites 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 Bora-Care’s® active ingredient is a natural mineral salt, it doesn’t break down over time. Bora-Care® remains in the wood 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 environment or water supply. Bora-Care’s® active ingredient is boron a natural element 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. Bora-Care® can even be used on ocean front, riverside or lakeside homes where soil termiticides may be prohibited.