How Does Bora-Care® Work?
The active ingredient in protect 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.
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 all the way through. 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 challenging to apply, but they also 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.
Using Bora-Care® is safe to use on the ocean front, riversides, or lake homes .