Out of all the pests out there, few cause the amount of property damage as the termite. Not only do termites eat through wood, they are difficult to spot, which means that they can end up doing thousands of dollars worth of damage to your home before you even know it. While there are effective termite treatments that can help to eliminate your termite problem, the best way to deal with termites is by preventing termites from infesting your home in the first place.
Treatment for Preventing Termites
Termites cause billions of dollars worth of property damage every year, which is why it's well worth investing in termite prevention. Here at Markle Termite & Pest Management, we are in the business of preventing termites. We make use of a pre-treatment called Bora-Care.
Bora-Care is a treatment that is sprayed directly onto wood, concrete and foundation penetrations. It works by penetrating deep into the wood that it's applied to, thereby providing residual protection against all types of termites, including Subterranean termites, Formosan termites and Dywood termites. It also offers additional protection against carpenter ants, wood-destroying beetles and certain types of fungi.
Bora-Care will kill any termites it comes into contact with and will eliminate the wood it's applied to as a food source, creating a barrier that termites will not be able to get across. It's also a long-term treatment, which means that once it's applied, you'll have protection against termite damage for years.
Additionally, unlike other termite treatments, Bora-Care is very environmentally friendly. Its active ingredient is borate mineral salt, which has low mammalian toxicity, meaning that it's safe to use even if you have children or pets in your household. It also emits no volatile organic compounds (VOC), which means that it won't affect the environment. Last, but not least, there's a very minimal risk of chemical run-off as a result of its application.
Bora-Care is the only borate-based termiticide that's registered with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a primary perimeter termite pretreatment and one the Overall Grand Prize and the Best of Show awards at the Green Builder magazine GBS Show in 2006.
Schedule a Free Termite Inspection
The best way to protect against termite infestation is by preventing termites in the first place. For more advice on preventing termites or to schedule a Bora-Care treatment for your property, be sure to contact us Markle Termite & Pest Management for a free inspection today.