May 13, 2014

GREEN TERMITE TREATMENT

BORA-CARE:
Bora Care Treatment Kills Wood Destroying Insects
Boracare is an insecticide, termiticide and fungicide concentrate used to combat Termites, Powderpost Beetles, Carpenter Ants and Decay Fungi.

Boracare is used as a treatment to untreated wood. Boracare as a termite killer is not applied to the soil, but used as a treatment of cellouse material (wood based material) directly. Boracare may be used for new construction as a termite treatment. Spray the bottom two feet of studs and framework with a compressed air sprayer. Consult label for complete application instructions.

No Insect Resistance
Boracare with 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.

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TIM-BOR:
Tim-bor Professional has a long history of effectiveness and is an efficient, fast and economical way to treat a structure for target pests. Put Tim-bor Professional in your building specs to add protection from wood destroying organisms, moisture and mildew. Builders also appreciate Tim-bor Professional because it can be applied quickly with little or no interference with the building process or crews.

Tim-bor Professional can be used as a wood preservative, fungicide and insecticide on its own or in conjunction with other treatments as a supplement. Because of its application flexibility as a dust or liquid, PMPs can address many treatment niches with this single product – Tim-bor Professional can be applied as a dust, spray, foam or mist onto wood and cellulose materials or inside wall voids, cracks and crevices.

How it Works
Tim-bor Professional’s active ingredient is Disodium Octaborate Tetrahydrate (DOT), a natural borate mineral salt and micronutrient. It is manufactured for use in the form of a water-soluble borate powder. Once it’s applied in a liquid form by foaming, misting or spraying onto wood or other cellulosic materials, the borate active ingredient creates a protective envelope and remains for years of protection. Often Tim-bor Professional is dusted into places like wall voids where pests like to hide as an additional protection. When the dust gets on the insects, they clean themselves and consume the boron during the cleaning process.

The Science Behind Tim-Bor Professional
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. As a result, Tim-bor Professional is about half as toxic as sodium chloride or table salt (in a laboratory setting), but very effective against insects and fungi that do not have the same excretion mechanisms.

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FUMIGATION

Fumigation is a method of using a lethal gas to exterminate pests within an enclosed space. There are two fumigation methods used. One is to seal the structure with plastic, tape, or other materials, and the other is to enclose the structure in a tent of vinyl-coated nylon tarpaulins.

• Termite Wings: Wings are often present after a termite swarm. They are typically found in small piles near window ledges or other light sources.

• Powder: Powder post beetles leave evidence of their presence with piles of a fine, talc-like powder around furniture, flooring and any housing structure made of wood.

• Mud Tubes: Mud tubes are made of particles of soil, wood and debris. These tubes allow subterranean termites to reach food sources above ground level.

• Damaged Wood: Damaged wood includes wood that sounds “hollow” when it is tapped with the handle of a screwdriver or wood that is soft when probed with a sharp object.

• Small Holes or Ripples in Drywall: When termites damage wood within your home, they often create tiny holes in the drywall. Extensive damage to the wood can make the drywall look rippled.

• Pellets: Drywood termites excrete pellets that are kicked out of holes. These pellets often accumulate in piles on window sills, baseboards and under wooden objects.