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Dallas Termite Wood Pretreatment Fort Worth BoraCare Borate Treatment

BoraCare is a borate treatment applied to the wood during construction.  It is an approved method for termite pretreat work that is required throughout the DFW Metroplex.  

Buzz Kill Pest Control offers this as one of the pre-construction termite services along with soil treatments as well.  Please contact us today if you’re planning to build or are already building and are interested in a termite control service.

Pretreatments can be done quickly

Many states and lending institutions require that new homes have a termite pretreatment conducted by a professional, local pest control company before the new house can be sold. 

Pretreating your house with Bora-Care is fast and efficient.

With traditional soil treatments, once the footers are dug, but before the cement is poured for the footers, soil termiticides must be pumped into the ground. This stops the construction process. Work cannot continue until the application has dried. If it is raining or wet the soil treatment cannot be applied until the ground has dried. All of these delays cost time and money. Bora-Care is applied directly to the wood in your home at any time during the dried-in phase of construction. The pest management professional creates a two-foot horizontal and vertical continuous barrier everywhere the foundation meets the structural materials of your home. This includes walls, piers, interior slab or basement walls, plumbing penetrations, pipe chases, bath traps, and any other foundation penetrations. This ensures that all termite entry points are treated.

Bora-Care is an EPA registered termiticide and is labeled for use as a “primary” termite pretreatment in new construction. This means that Bora-Care has met the 5-year efficacy data requirement set by the EPA. No other borate termiticide has been able to pass this rigorous test. There are numerous borate termiticides on the market, but none come close to matching the performance of Bora-Care. Make sure you specify Bora-Care for your home.

Whole House Treatments

Bora-Care can also be used as a whole house treatment to give the home protection against dry wood termites, carpenter ants, wood-boring beetles, and to provide general pest protection inside all your walls. Bora-Care will also prevent wood decay.

Infestations are handled with ease

When termites are detected in the wood in your home, ask your pest professional to treat the wood with Bora-Care. While any insecticide will kill the termites that it comes directly into contact with, Bora-Care will penetrate the wood, killing even those termites that cannot be seen or were not detected. With Bora-Care, once the wood is treated it is no longer a food source and termites cannot infest the wood. And Bora-Care will remain in the wood for the life of the wood.

Bora-Care is an EPA-registered “Primary Termite Pretreatment” product and is listed in the 2006 International Residential Code.

What is Bora-Care?

Bora-Care is a borate-based termiticide, insecticide, and fungicide concentrate applied directly to the wood. Its patented glycol formula penetrates deep into the wood providing long-lasting protection. Bora-Care protects the wood as long as it is in service.

Nisus Corporation is a manufacturer of a line of pesticides that are formulated with a concern for people, pets, and the environment. We help builders save time and money and protect their structures. Bora-Care products will save you one full day of cycle time by replacing soil treatments for termites. And our whole house treatment using Bora-Care with Mold-Care is a great add-on sale that kills existing mold in lumber and prevents mold from growing.

Formulated with a concern for the environment, Bora-Care is used for both interior and exterior termite control for all types of subterranean termites, dry-wood termites, Formosan termites, wood-destroying beetles, and decay fungi. Perfect for termite remedial and pretreatments, Bora-Care eliminates wood as a food source for pests.

Over ten years of efficacy studies prove wood destroying organisms cannot develop resistance against Bora-Care. Bora-Care is accepted by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as a primary tool against termites in new home construction. It’s specifically listed by the International Building Codes as a suitable alternative to soil treatments. The manufacturer also offers a 5-year residential pretreatment warranty to the professional pest control industry.

Plus, Boracare saves contractors and builders time over liquid treatments.  

Here are Top 10 Reasons why Builders are switching to Boracare:

  • Builders are saving two full days of cycle time by switching to Bora-Care pretreats.
  • Bora-Care eliminates weather delays.
  • Bora-Care eliminates the need for crews to leave the job site.
  • HUD’s change in the policy provides alternatives to builders.
  • Efficacy tests show proven results.
  • Treatments near water are no longer a concern.
  • A better pretreatment
  • Toxicity is a rising concern among homeowners.
  • International building code.
  • Excavation and landscaping do not affect the pretreatment.


If you are opening walls or adding onto a structure, now is the perfect time to apply Bora-Care or Bora-Care with Mold-Care to the wood. Once it is applied, termites cannot consume Bora-Care treated wood or build tubes over treated wood or concrete. And, since Bora-Care’s active ingredient is a borate mineral salt, it will not break down over time. Bora-Care remains in the wood as long as the wood is in service, providing years of residual protection. The use of Mold-Care in conjunction with Bora-Care will kill any existing mold and prevent it from growing in the future.

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Dallas Termite Wood Pretreatment Fort Worth BoraCare Borate Treatment

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