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Bora Care
Bora Care

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Disodium Octaborate...40.00%.
Bora-Care gallon size container.   Case of four gallons Bora Care also available.
Liquid concentrat borate spray used to control termites, powderpost beetles, fungi, wood destroying organisms in wood.
1 gallon of concentrate makes 2 gallons solution which will treat  a total of 1,000 square feet.
Cannot be shipped to AK, CT, HI, NY, VT.
NO NEXT DAY, 2 DAY OR 3 DAY DELIVERIES WITHOUT PRIOR AUTHROIZATION. NO EXCEPTIONS 


Bora Care must be sprayed or painted on to wood which can absorb the material.  If wood to be treated can absorb water, it can also absorb Bora Care.  Painted or sealed surfaces must first be stripped before this product can be applied.
For treatment of wood; not intended for soil treatment.
To prepare a gallon of solution to be sprayed, mix 1/2 gallon of Bora Care to 1/2 gallon of water.
This is a thick mixture; mix thoroughly before application.
 

NO NEXT DAY, 2 DAY OR 3 DAY DELIVERIES WITHOUT PRIOR AUTHROIZATION. NO EXCEPTIONS 

Bora-Care is a low toxicity wood preservative that has a low environmental impact. It protects wood and whole structures from most wood destroying organisms including subterranean termites, Formosan termites, drywood termites, wood destroying beetles, carpenter ants, and decay fungi.

The active ingredient is the natural borate salt and micronutrient disodium octaborate tetrahydrate (DOT). DOT is a natural form of elemental boron, which is essential for the healthy growth of plants and believed important in human calcium metabolism. Because animals and humans simply take what they need from their diet and rapidly excrete any excess via the kidneys, DOT has a low acute toxicity and Bora-Care is about half as toxic as sodium chloride or table salt (in a laboratory setting), but it’s very effective against insects and fungi that do not have the same excretion mechanisms. DOT maximizes the solubility, the rate of dissolution and the boric oxide content to give a borate active ingredient far superior to traditional boric acid or borax. At the levels used in Bora-Care applications, it prevents pest infestation by inhibiting pest metabolism on a cellular basis. The tetrahydroxyborate anion forms a chelate complex with the cis-adjacent hydroxyl groups in the ribose sugar of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD), with the cationic nitrogen of the nicotinamide moiety providing electrostatic stabilization of the chelate. In this configuration, NAD and NADP cannot be used by the dehydrogenase enzymes of glycolysis, the pentose phosphate pathway or the tricarboxylic acid pathway, and so the cellular energy generating mechanisms, including adenosine triphosphate production, are shut down.

This enhanced borate salt is combined with a patented mixture of alkylene and polyalkylene diols for superior penetration and improved efficacy. The resulting borester compounds have superior penetration into dry wood because diffusion can take place at a lower wood moisture content than if the active ingredient was by itself occurring at above 15% moisture content. But more importantly, this results in much higher efficacy against wood destroying organisms, especially against subterranean and drywood termites. As a result, Bora-Care is the only borate material that is EPA-registered as a primary termite pretreatment in new construction and provides by far the best remedial treatment against drywood termites.



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