Nature’s Way is proud to use BORA-CARE® products as part of our Green Approach to pest control. Bora-Care is both a bait and a repellant for insects, which uses borate salt to target a unique feature of insect biology. When borate salt is ingested, termites, ants and other insects become unable to extract nutrition from their food, and starve.
By treating wood and other structural materials in a home with Bora-Care, the insect’s food source is simply eliminated. The borate salt penetrates the wood and does not break down over time, so protection lasts for the life of the wood. Subterranean termites won’t even try to eat treated wood, or tube over treated surfaces to reach untreated wood, and as soon as carpenter ants attempt to build a tube on treated wood, they die, the colony is alerted, and they abandon the source.
Why BORA-CARE is One of Our Favorite Products
The active ingredient in Bora-Care is borate salt, a naturally occurring, water soluble mineral. While deadly for insects, it is one of the least toxic, naturally-derived insecticides you can use in your home. Unlike other products on the market, it is applied to the structure itself, and not the soil, so it isn’t a threat to the environment or water supply either.*
In addition, Bora-Care’s unique patented blend of glycols and borate salt provides results that are hard to beat. Because this unique mode of action attacks the biology of insects, they cannot develop a resistance – ever. Decades of efficacy studies and field treatments have proven Bora-Care’s ability to prevent termites and carpenter ants from destroying homes, and more than 40 studies have confirmed its wood-protecting power.
Learn more about Nature’s Way’s Green Approach to pest control.
* It is important to note, however, that borate salt is a hazardous substance that can endanger people and pets if it’s ingested or inhaled in significant amounts or over extended periods.