Bora-Care is a low toxicity wood preservative that has a low environmental impact and its active ingredient is derived from Borate salts.  It protects wood and whole structures from most wood destroying organisms including subterranean termites, formosan termites, drywood termites, wood destroying beetles, carpenter ants and wood decay fungi. Bora-care is an excellent treatment choice to prevent future infestation of termites in your attic and garage or any exposed raw wood members. 

How it Works:

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.

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 throughout. Because it doesn’t break down over time, it provides protection 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 difficult to apply, they lose their effectiveness over time. Then a costly retreatment becomes necessary every five to 10 years. Unlike soil treatments, Bora-Care is not a threat to the plant life or water supply of a home. Bora-Care is made with natural elements that are already present in the environment – not only in the ecosystems outside of your home – but also in many of the products you use inside. Bora-Care can even be used on lakeside homes where soil termiticides may be prohibited.


At a Glance:

  • ​​Fastest growing termite pre-treatment in the U.S.

  • Penetrates wood and remains there for the life of the wood

  • Prevents and controls drywood termites, subterranean termites, wood decay fungi, carpenter ants, old house borers and powderpost beetles

  • Not pumpted ino soil

  • Formulated with a concern for the environment

  • Highly effective & economical

  • Great preventative treatment option in attics, sub-area, and garages.For use on raw lumber only.

  • No moving out necessary.


Green Building Advantages:

Treatments with Bora-Care can qualify a builder for the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) points under sections 2.2.7 and 2.2.8. Other green building programs offer similar point systems. And speaking of “green”, Green Builder Magazine® selected Bora-Care for its inaugural Overall Grand Prize, Best of Show award at the 2006 National Green Building Show.​