Bora-Care is a concentrated termiticide, insecticide and fungicide treatment 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. Treatment also provides protection against wood decay, carpenter ants and wood boring beetles. In areas where termite pretreatments are necessary, Bora-Care can be used as a replacement for soil termiticides. Instead of creating a thin barrier of toxic chemicals in the soil, Bora-Care uses the structure itself to prevent infestations. Bora-Care’s active ingredient is a borate mineral salt that is no more toxic than table salt (in laboratory settings). Once applied to wood, Bora-Care diffuses into the wood and remains in the wood for the life of the wood, providing long-term protection.
More than 300,000 effectively treated homes can’t be wrong. Twelve years of efficacy studies to determine Bora-Care’s ability to prevent termites and other wood-eating insects have shown that Bora-Care eliminates wood as a food source for termites. In addition, hundreds of studies have confirmed the effectiveness of borates as a preservative, including more than 40 studies confirming its wood-protecting power.
Studies have shown that just a 2% weight loss from wood decay can reduce the wood strength by as much as 50%. Bora-Care kills and prevents wood decay fungi.
A 1+1 solution of water and Bora-Care is applied by the pest control company in a 2-foot band around the home to prevent infesations by subterranean termites. The structure is sprayed with a continuous two foot barrier wherever the home comes into contact with the foundation. Additionally, plumbing and other foundation penetrations, concrete and bath traps are also treated.
The pest control company can apply a 5+1 solution of water and Bora-Care to all structural wood to protect against drywood termites, wood decay and other insects.
Treatments with Bora-Care can qualify a builder for the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) points under sections 2.2.7 and 2.2.8. Other green building programs offer similar point systems. And speaking of “green”, Green Builder Magazine® selected Bora-Care for its inaugural Overall Grand Prize, Best of Show award at the 2006 National Green Building Show