Bora-Care is a "green" borate-based EPA-registered termiticide applied directly to wood, concrete and foundation penetrations to eliminate wood as a food source and to create a continuous barrier that termites cannot cross. Bora-Care’s unique patented formula allows its active ingredient to penetrate into wood, delivering long-term residual protection. Treated wood is also protected against carpenter ants, wood destroying beetles and decay fungi. The active ingredient in Bora-Care is Disodium Octaborate Tetrahydrate (DOT), an inorganic salt that will not decompose or volatilize out of the wood once it is in place. Structures may be treated with Bora-Care as a primary subterranean termite treatment during the dried-in phase of construction, or it can be used as a remedial treatment to eliminate current and prevent future infestations in existing structures. A whole house treatment protects all structural wood against both subterranean and drywood termites as well as other pests.