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Wood Borates

Borate wood preservatives have successfully been used to protect wood from attacks by wood-boring insects and decay-causing fungi for over forty years.  Borates have been used to successfully, and safely, preserve log homes, frame houses, historic boats and other wooden artifacts.

Borates are a naturally occurring mineral salt mined out of California. They work by eliminating wood as a food source or harborage for termites, carpenter ants, wood-destroying beetles and decay fungi. The wood becomes poisonous to them; therefore, the pests don't feed on the affected wood.

If borates are consumed, they kill the microorganisms that produce enzymes in the insect's stomach, the insect can't absorb nutrients and it will die.

Borates are water soluble, inorganic borate salt with insecticidal and fungicidal properties that are effective against many wood destroying organisms, including the following:

     1.  Termites:
          Subterranean, Drywood and Dampwood
     2.  Beetles:
          Powderpost. "False" Powdered Beetles, Furniture Beetles,
          Longhorn Beetles, Bark and Timber Beetles
     3.  Old House Borers 
     4.  Carpenter Ants

Lovitt's borates are designed to be very effective and easy to use, please feel free to call us to discuss your project and how our borates can help you keep your structure protected from bug infestation.

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