The effectiveness of Bora-Care in a gel form for sealed or hard-to-reach wood.
Normally, your pest control company would use Bora-Care liquid termiticide to protect your log home from wood destroying organisms such as termites and decay fungi, but sometimes using Bora-Care isn’t practical or possible. Your log home may contain structural wood that is already sealed by paint or
another method and can’t be penetrated by Bora-Care. Perhaps there are areas that are just too difficult to reach using a liquid or foaming application method. Or maybe you have a wooden structure inside your house, such as a window frame, or on your property, such as a fence, that is in contact with the ground or another moisture source.
For these kinds of situations, Bora-Care comes in a form known as Jecta. Jecta is a ready-to-use injectable borate gel used by your pest control company to protect sealed or inaccessible wood from termites and other wood destroying organisms. It is typically used to reach places where Bora-Care cannot be applied effectively, and for wood in contact with a concentrated pest or moisture source like soil. Jecta’s patented carrier system facilitates rapid penetration throughout wood of any moisture content.
Jecta is a termiticide, insecticide and fungicide that kills and controls:
- Drywood termites
- Subterranean termites
- Formosan termites
- Wood destroying beetles
- Carpenter ants
- Decay fungi
If you are concerned about using “green” products in your log home, Jecta is formulated with a concern for the environment and has low mammalian toxicity – less than half that of table salt, yet because of how it works, it’s still deadly to decay fungi and insect pests.
A Closer Look
How Does Jecta Work?
Jecta offers the same advantages and features that Bora-Care delivers. Like Bora-Care, Jecta’s unique patented blend of glycols in combination with its borate active ingredient controls and prevents termites, wood decay fungi and other pests. Once Jecta penetrates throughout the wood, it remains there, protecting the materials from invading pests.
The active ingredient in Jecta is the same as that in the liquid form of Bora-Care: a borate salt. Borate salts work by taking advantage of a unique feature in the biology of termites, ants and other pests. If ingested by target pests such as carpenter ants, beetles or termites, the pest 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, ever.
How Is Jecta Used?
Jecta can be injected through any wood surface coating and is designed for application to wood by injection into voids, checks, cracks or pre-drilled holes by a pest management professional.
Pest control companies use Jecta in areas where Bora-Care cannot be applied effectively, where wood decay or insects are present or in high-risk areas vulnerable to infestation. This includes wood that remains moist or is subject to frequent wetting, or wood in contact with the ground or soil. Examples include flooring and foundation systems; window and door framing and headers; exterior steps, porches and decks; roof trim and soffits; attics and roofing; porches and garages; fence posts, pilings and piers; log construction; utility poles and railroad ties.
- Jecta Specimen Label / SDS (Acrobat PDF)