A product with the active ingredient of a borate salt is effective at treating and preserving wood against wood-destroying organisms. Borate salts are applied directly to the wood framing during the dried-in phase of new construction or a home remodel.
Drywood termites, Subterranean termites, Formosan termites, Carpenter ants, Powder-post beetles, and Old house borers along with algae and wood decay fungi are all controlled with these products.
Borate salt products are applied directly onto wood surfaces, concrete, plumbing penetrations, expansion joints and foundation. They will penetrate the wood, protecting it throughout. These natural mineral salts do not break down over time. They remain in the wood, for the life of the wood, when it is protected from moisture as in the wall voids of a structure. There is no need for pretreatment because they are sealed into the wall void and do not break down.
By treating the wood it eliminates the need for soil treatments and keeps harmful chemicals out of the environment and out of the water supply. They can be used on oceanfront, riverside or lakeside homes where soil termiticides may be prohibited.