How Does Bora-Care® Work?

two termites on wood

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. 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 lumber, the termites start to die. This process 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 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 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 oceanfront, riversides, or lake homes. Learn more about our effective termite control service and how we control termites on boats.