Green and Permanent
1.8 Million Homes Treated
99.9998% Success Rate
Reasons Choosing Bora-Care®
For twelve years of efficacy studies that prove Bora-Care’s® ability to prevent termites and other wood-eating insects. Hundreds of additional studies have confirmed borates’ effectiveness 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 treated structural materials.
In addition, a study by Louisiana State University demonstrated that even Formosan termites can’t tube over concrete treated with Bora-Care®.
After the launch of BoraCare® in the United States, the success rate of termite prevention is 99.9998%, which means that property owners no longer need to pay extra maintenance costs on future termite problem. After completing the preventive treatment, we will offer a 30-Year Limited Warranty and annual inspection to the treated home in accordance with the terms of the agreement.
The active ingredient in Bora-Care® is a borate salt. Borate salts work by forming a protective layer on the wood. When insects like termites, beetles and ants expose to the treated wood, it blocks them to extract nutrient from the wood and starve to death. This alerts the insect colony to abandon the wood. The unique mode of action makes insects cannot develop a resistant. This makes an excellent solution of preventing termites.
Borate salt has a toxicity similar to table salt. When it applies to wood, it diffuses and persists into the core, providing a long term protection while other animals will not expose to the borate salts easily.
Every year, at least 45 million gallons or more toxic pesticide have been pumped in the ground, causing a great impact to our natural environment. By choosing Bora-Care®, this impact can be reduced.
No need to extend renovation time! Bora-Care is applied directly to the wood and concrete on walls, subfloors, sill plates, piers and expansion joints, as well as around pipe chases and plumbing during the dried-in stage of construction.
Pre-treating a home with Bora-Care is fast and efficient, just reserve a short period of time for our service team to directly apply Bora-Care to the wood with sprayer. There is no need for evacuation of work crew or for special precautions. Weather is simply not a factor as well.
Bora-Care® penetrates the wood, protecting it throughout. Because it doesn’t break down over time, it provides protection for the life of the wood. Use it as a whole-house treatment can prevent termite and decay rot infestations and can provide general pest protection.
A patented mixture of borates, glycol and other ingredients cause Bora-Care® to penetrate the wood far deeper than any other borate product available. Which means the wood is protected longer.
The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) 99-A form allows direct wood treatment of Bora-Care® as a primary termite treatment in new home construction.
Bora-Care® is listed in the International Building Code and the International Residential Code. Bora-Care® meets the sill plate end-cut requirements set by building codes and the American Wood-Preservers’ Association (AWPA M4).
FGG/BM® system compatibility means that the product has been tested and continuously monitored to ensure chemical compatibility. It also proves that BoraCare® does not corrode metal fasteners, fittings or nails.
Bora-Care is free of VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds), which prevents indoor environment from VOC contamination to avoid and reduce health damage.