The active ingredient in 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. 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 beetles and ants 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 wood, the termites start to die. This alerts the termite colony and they abandon the wood. Twelve years of efficacy studies and treating termites in the field since 1990 have shown Bora-Care’s ability to prevent termites and other wood-destroying insects from consuming wood or tubing over treated wood to reach untreated wood. Bora-Care simply eliminates wood as a food source. In addition, hundreds of studies have confirmed the effectiveness of borates as a preservative, including more than 40 studies confirming its wood-protecting power.
Bora-Care prevents subterranean termites from tubing across treated wood and other structural materials. In addition, a study by Louisiana State University demonstrated that even Formosan termites can’t tube over concrete treated with Bora-Care.
Pretreatments can be done quickly; Infestations are handled with ease. Pretreating a home for subterranean termites with Bora-Care is fast and efficient and there is no need for the construction crew to leave the job site. Use Bora-Care on new construction. For termite pretreatments, Bora-Care can be applied directly to the wood with a portable backpack sprayer or a tank sprayer. Simply spray a two-foot tall continuous barrier onto all structural materials in contact with the foundation. This includes walls, piers, interior slab or basement walls, plumbing penetrations, pipe chases, bath traps, and any other foundation penetrations. This insures that all termite entry-points are treated. Or use it as a whole-house treatment to prevent infestations of drywood termites, wood destroying beetles, decay fungi and to provide general pest protection.
Are you located in the Upstate NY areas including Albany, Saratoga Springs and Plattsburgh NY area? Are you in need of a termite control, detection, and monitoring treatment? Don’t hesitate to contact us here at Nature’s Way Pest Control.
(This video shows Termites leaving the structure after our treatments. The wood was treated with Bora Care. Also, notice the holes we drilled in the slab, we attack the Termites at the source. This is how we protect your home immediately from Termite damage. If another company only offers you a baiting system you are NOT in good hands.)