Bora-care vs. timbor

Updated April 17, 2017

Insecticides are products used to eliminate pests. Bora-Care and Timbor are designed specifically for use on wood destroying insects. Bora-Care is typically used in liquid form. Timbor can be applied in several ways.

Wood Destroying Insects

Wood-destroying insects such as termites, carpenter ants and wood beetles cause billions of dollars in wood damage to homes every year. They eat and bore through wood in the structure of buildings, eventually causing structural damage. This creates the need for insect control by home and business owners. Bora-Care and Timbor are two of many options for treatment against wood-destroying insects.


Bora-Care offers a low toxicity and low environmental impact. The active ingredient is a borate salt. It is a liquid applied directly to the wood to create a barrier against wood destroying insects. Bora-Care is used in new construction.


Timbor is also a low toxicity insecticide. Timbor is used in powder, liquid or foam form. Timbor is a applied to wood to form a protection barrier against termites. Timbor's active ingredient is a sodium salt from boric acid called borax. Timbor is used in existing construction.

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