Boracare is an odorless liquid borate based insecticide-termiticide-fungicide that diffuses deeply into wood. BoraCare is a liquid borate in a glycol solution, allowing a deeper penetration than another borate such as Timbor. BoraCare will last for the life of the wood, so retreatment is not necessary.
Bora Care Treatment Kills Wood Destroying Insects
Boracare is an insecticide, termiticide and fungicide concentrate used to combat Termites, Powderpost Beetles, Carpenter Ants and Decay Fungi.
Boracare is used as a treatment to untreated wood. Boracare as a termite killer is not applied to the soil, but used as a treatment of cellouse material (wood based material) directly. Boracare may be used for new construction as a termite treatment. Spray the bottom two feet of studs and framework with a compressed air sprayer. Consult label for complete application instructions.
Boracare vs Timbor
BoraCare is in a thick glycol solution; the glycol permits a deeper penetration than other borates such as Timbor. BoraCare will last for the life of the wood, so retreatment is not necessary.
Bora Care Treats Decay Fungi ( Not Mold )
It also has a label against Decay Fungi, but to prevent mold, use the Boracare with Mold-Care.
No Insect Resistance
Boracare with 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.
Applications and Yield
Bora Care is mixed 1:1 to 5:1 depending on insect and thickness of wood and target pest. See Boracare Dilution Tables for more details.
Yield: One gallon of finished (diluted) product will treat an average of 500 sq feet of wood surface. A handy tool when applying Boracare is to use a tempory marking dye such as Alligare Marking Dye that will help you monitor spray applications (Use just a little).
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Boracare dries clear, so adding a little Alligare Super Marking Dye (about 1oz per 3 gallons) or Mark It Blue to the mix will make it easy to see where you have already sprayed. For smaller jobs, Mark It Blue comes in smaller sizes as well as the larger sizes. I would mix it in a separate container using hot water and then use a pump sprayer. Make sure you only use dye on the wood that you don't mind having a blue tint like in a crawl space or attic areas. Once you mix Boracare, use it the same day.
Boracare prevents reinfestation, kills powderpost beetles and their larva, Anobiid beetles, Old House Borers and stops Carpenter ant damage.
|Active Ingredient (s)||Disodium Octaborate Tetrahydrate - 40%|
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Where To Treat Boracare
Bora-Care may be used in treating cellulosic materials such as wood, plywood, oriented strand board (OSB), paper, cardboard and wood composites. 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
New Construction: Boracare may be used for new construction as a termite treatment. Spray the bottom two feet of studs and framework with a compressed air sprayer. Consult label for complete application instructions.
How To Apply Boracare
Boracare is not labeled for fogging, but may be sprayed, brushed or foamed onto wood surfaces and voids. It needs to be untreated wood for boracare to penetrate.
*Tip : Boracare is best mixed with warm or hot water as a pre mix. Pre mixing in a bucket will facilitate mixing easier.
What To Expect
Boracare dries clear; there is no film left on the wood. For the first couple of days, the wood will appear darker as it waits to dry.
Boracare 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 a broad spectrum protection with little impact on our environment.
Children and Pets : Wood treated with Boracare is non-toxic to humans and animals.
|Yield||On average, the finished Boracare solution covers 500 square feet .|
|Mixture|Application||Bora Care is mixed 1:1 to 2:1 depending on insect and thickness of wood. Boracare Dilution Tables below for more details.|
Boracare Technical Bulletins
|Retreatment||BoraCare will last for the life of the wood, so retreatment is not necessary.|
Notes for Powderpost Beetles and Boracare Application