Borate Termite Treatment
For many years, treating a home for termites was a process that required dumping hundreds of gallons of chemical pesticides in the soil around homes. While this type of treatment is still used in some cases, there have been many innovations in termite control as the years have gone by. One recent innovation has been the development of a chemical product used to treat homes during initial building or remodeling. This chemical product is made of a combination of Borate, which is a derivative of boric acid, and glycol.
When new homes are being construction or when an area of the home is being renovated. A homeowner can have a borate treatment applied to any wood in the structure of the home. This treatment is sprayed onto the wood itself on all sides. Over time, the glycol will allow the borate to be absorbed into the wood fibers.
Once the wood is sprayed and the borate is absorbed, the wood is poisonous to termites, and is protected permanently from them. Not only does this protect the wood from termites, it also slows wood decay and prevents the spread of wood destroying fungus. Other pests, such as ants and silverfish, are also averse to borate solutions, and the treatment can help to reduce the possibility of infestation by those pests.
Because borate treatment is applied to the wood itself rather than the soil, it is considered to be a more environmentally friendly treatment method. It is also permanent, and therefore does not need to be refreshed after a period of time like liquid treatment or bait systems do.
The primary disadvantage to borate treatment is that it requires access to the inner framework of the home. This means that it can often only be applied by builders during the initial construction. However, if you are remodeling a section of your home or finishing your basement, it is possible to have a borate treatment applied during this time with relative ease. It is also important to note that, while borate treatment protects the wood in the home, it does not protect other wood based products that termites can consume such as wallpaper. Despite these disadvantages, borate treatment is one of the most powerful tools for protecting your home from termites and other wood destroying pests in the market.
If you are a builder who wants to protect new construction projects from pests, or if you are a homeowner who is renovating, borate treatment can be an extremely powerful and cost effective method for dealing with termites and other pests. Here at Canton Termite and Pest Control, our team of experts are equipped to apply borate based treatment to any home or structure. Our technicians can inspect your home and apply treatment where necessary to maximize the effectiveness of the treatment. We are proud to offer the most effective, efficient, and safe pest solutions in the industry!
So if you have a question about borate treatment, call us today at 770-479-1598! We will be happy to help in any way that we can!
Here’s to YOU living pest free!