Bora-Care Termiticide and Fungicide


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Bora-Care Termiticide, Insecticide and Fungicide Concentrate is a wood treatment with patented glycol penetrants that kills and prevents termites, carpenter ants, wood boring beetles and decay fungi.  Bora-Care replaces old-style soil termiticides which are pumped into the ground under and around the house. Liquid termiticides can break down in just a few years. Bora-Care eliminates treated wood as a food source for termites. And studies show that termites can’t tube over Bora-Care treated wood.

Product Features:

  • Bora-Care is formulated with a concern for the environment. Active ingredient is a borate mineral salt.
  • Its active ingredient has been scientifically demonstrated to work based on hundreds of university studies.
  • Used as a pretreatment in new construction for termites and wood-destroying insects, or to eliminate existing infestations in homes.
  • Prevention and remedial control of wood decay fungi and algae.
  • Bora-Care diffuses into wood and remains there for the life of the wood, providing residual protection.
  • Eliminates the need to pump hundreds of gallons of pesticides into the ground around and under your home.


  • 1 Gallon Jugg
  • Case of (4) 1-Gallon Jugs


This Item Does Not Ship To: NY


Product Alternatives: Tim-Bor Professional
EPA Registration No.: 64405-1
Active Ingredient: Disodium Octaborate Tetrahydrate – 40%
Use Restrictions:

Do not use on food contact surfaces or surfaces where food is prepared. Do not use in serving areas where food is exposed. Do not contaminate feed, water or food. Do not enter or allow others to enter or occupy treated areas until spray has been absorbed into the wood. Treated areas must not be occupied during application.


This product may be phytotoxic to plants. When treating around the exterior of structures, cover and protect shrubs and other plants that may be potentially exposed to this product.

Bora-Care is not intended for application to soil; it is not a soil termiticide. Do not use to directly treat soil.

Mixing Instructions

Bora-Care is a concentrate that must be diluted with clean water or a combination of water and permitted insecticide and/or repellent/coating, and/or antimicrobial before use. The use of warm or hot water is not required, but, if available, can aid the dilution process. A power impeller-type mixer can be used with an electric drill to shorten mixing time. A. Manual Applications: Mix in a clean container and stir the solution until completely uniform prior to use. B. Mechanical Systems: Add all of the dilution water to tank, start recirculator and slowly add Bora-Care concentrate. Mix until uniform. Use 1:1, 2:1 and 3:1 Bora-Care solutions within 24 hours after mixing; 5:1 solutions will remain stable for up to 30 days. Do not leave unused solution under pressure or in tank overnight. Rinse equipment and lines with water after use. For tracking purposes (to make it easier to see where Bora-Care solutions have been applied) an appropriate marker dye or pigment may be added as part of the diluent to the Bora-Care solution. Refer to the dye or pigment product label for the recommended amount to add to the Bora-Care solution. Bora-Care concentrate may also be diluted with approved water-based water repellents or coatings at dilutions listed on the repellent/coating label provided the ratios are greater than 1 part water to 1 part Bora-Care. Use soap and water to clean up tools.

Dilution Ratios by Volume

Target Pests

Mixing Ratios Diluent PLUS Bora-Care  

Application Notes

Subterranean Termites which includes Formosan Termites  

1:1 or 2:1

For remedial and preventative treatments apply a 1:1 dilution for all treatments by spray, injection, brush or roller. The 2:1 dilution may be used for foaming or misting, for application into inaccessible wall voids.
Drywood Termites 1:1, 2:1 or 5:1 For remedial treatment apply the 1:1 or 2:1 dilution by foam or by misting. Use the 5:1 dilution for prevention.
Anobiid and Lyctinae Powderpost Beetles 1:1 or 5:1 For all remedial treatments use a 1:1 dilution. Use a 5:1 dilution for treating hardwood floors. Use the 5:1 dilution for prevention.
Old House Borers, Longhorned Beetles and Ambrosia Beetles  

1:1 or 5:1

Use the 1:1 dilution for remedial and preventative treatment in wood > 4″ thick. Use the 5:1 dilution for prevention in wood less than 4″ thick or hardwood floors.

Carpenter Ants


1:1, 2:1 or 5:1

Use the 1:1 dilution for all remedial treatments. Use the 2:1 dilution for remedial treatments applied by foam or with a misting machine (or applicator). Use the 5:1 dilution for prevention.

Fungi (Rot) and Algae


1:1, 3:1 or 5:1

For remedial control use a 1:1 dilution on wood members 4″ thick or greater. Use a 3:1 dilution for wood less than 4″ thick or for active remedial treatment of dry rot. For prevention use a 5:1 dilution. May be used at a 5:1 dilution to control and prevent fungi on wood less than 4″ thick when mixed with other fungicides.


Parts Diluent to Part Bora-Care % Disodium Octaborate Tetrahydrate
1 to 1 23%
2 to 1 16%
3 to 1 13%
5 to 1 9%
Use 1:1, 2:1 and 3:1 Bora-Care solutions within 24 hours after mixing; 5:1 solutions will remain stable for up to 30 days. Do not leave unused portion under pressure or in tank overnight. Clean and/or flush equipment and lines with water after use.
Estimated Volume of Bora-Care Needed:
Lumber Size (Inches) 1 Gallon of Diluted Bora-Care Will Treat Up To
1 x 4 1,200 Lineal Feet
1 x 12 400
2 x 4 600
2 x 6 400
2 x 8 308
2 x 10 240
2 x 12 200
4 x 4 300
4 x 6 200
4 x 8 150
4 x 12 100
6 x 6 133
6 x 8 100
6 x 10 80
6 x 12 68
Panels, Siding and Plywood (1:1 or 2:1 mixing ratio)
Thickness (Inches) 1 Gallon of Diluted Bora-Care Will Treat Up To
1/4 1,600 sq. ft.
3/8 1,067
1/2 800
3/4 533
1 400
Round Logs (only 1:1 mixing ratio)
Diameter (Inches) 1 Gallon of Diluted Bora-Care Will Treat Up To
6 167 Linear Feet
8 96
10 61
12 43
General Pest Control Applications

The application of Bora-Care solution to the surface of wood in new construction or to wood surfaces inside wallvoid areas in existing structures helps to prevent the establishment of cockroach, ant (except fire, harvester and pharaoh ants), silverfish, earwig, boxelder bug, millipede and cricket infestations that come in direct contact with these treated areas. Apply 1 gallon of Bora-Care solution to up to 400 square feet of surface area.

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