Bora-Care: Safe and Effective Termite Control in Southern California

Even though termite infestations can run rampant across Southern California and cause extensive damage, the use of chemicals with high toxicity isn’t always necessary. Hi-Tech Termite Control is committed to finding the right balance between effectiveness and safety, and that’s why we are a leader in the use of eco-friendly solutions. One of our most effective termite control products, and also one of the safest, is Bora-Care® termite treatment for wood.

What is Bora-Care?

Bora-Care treatment in Southern California

Bora-Care Termiticide is a plant-based termite treatment for wood that is injected directly into the infested areas. The active ingredient in Bora-Care is borate salt, which safely and effectively controls termites, ants, and other pests by interrupting their ability to process the food they eat. When termites and other insects ingest borate salt, it prevents them from getting nutrients from their food, so they die from starvation. Because termiticide affects termites at a biological level, it’s one of the most effective termite prevention methods available.

A Bora-Care termite treatment is a localized treatment that penetrates wood structural members to get rid of termites and other wood-destroying insects, as well as decay fungi. Because the termiticide stays potent for the life of the treated wood, the termiticide continues to work for years with no risk to people or pets.

Does Bora-Care Really Work?

The Bora-Care termite treatment 30-year warranty speaks for itself. The termiticide has been proven to be highly effective against a range of destructive pests and it has replaced over 45 million gallons of toxic pesticides that would have been injected into the soil.

Bora-Care is good for the earth, but it’s bad news for a variety of wood-destroying insects, including:

  • Drywood termites
  • Subterranean termites
  • Carpenter ants
  • Powderpost beetles
  • Old house borers

Bora-Care also kills and prevents fungi and other elements that can cause decay and structural damage.

How Long Does Bora-Care Take to Work?

How long the termiticide takes to become effective depends on the type of wood treated, its moisture content, and other factors. For hardwood species like oak, Bora-Care penetrates the wood slowly, but it penetrates quickly when applied to softwoods like pine. On average, it will only take about a month to penetrate most woods completely. It’s important to note that the termiticide works immediately in the wood sections that have absorbed it.

Is Bora-Care Safe for Pets?

Bora-Care is safe for pets and humans once treated surfaces have dried. Even though the termiticide continues to work for years, the low toxicity levels mean everyone but the termite colony is safe. Because Bora-Care wood treatment has been shown to have a toxicity of about half that of common table salt and it doesn’t affect mammals at a biological level, it’s one of the safest termiticides available.

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