Insecticide and Fungicide
Tim-bor is an effective treatment for wood (and wood-foam composite structural components) to kill and prevent infestations of decay fungi including white rot, brown rot (i.e. Poria) and wet rots. Tim-bor is also effective for the prevention and control of wood destroying insects such as, but not limited to the following organisms:
- Subterranean Termites
- Drywood Termites
- Dampwood Termites
- Powderpost Beetles
- "False" Powderpost Beetles
- Deathwatch and Furniture Beetles
- Old House Borers, Longhorn Beetles
- Carpenter Ants
- Bark and Timber Beetles
Tim-bor can be applied as a solution, foam or dust for wood treatment against wood destroying organisms and as a solution or dust for general insect control. Tim-bor, applied as a solution or foam to wood, will penetrate into the wood to various depths dependent on the moisture in the wood and the wood species. The active ingredient does not break down, therefore as normal moisture changes occur in the wood, Tim-bor is always available to be drawn deeper into the wood over time, providing long lasting protection. When used as a dust or as a crack and crevice solution, Tim-bor is not repellent to general pests.
The mode of action for Tim-bor is that of a slow acting stomach poison to insects and a contact poison to decay fungi. As wood destroying insects or their larvae feed on, tunnel in and/or digest wood, they accumulate the active ingredient into their systems. General insects such as cockroaches, ants, crickets, etc. will ingest Tim-bor through their normal preening habits after contacting deposits. The accumulation of the boron into their systems acts to poison the insect.
Tim-bor is also active against other general pests like cockroaches, ants, silverfish, earwigs, and crickets. Tim-bor powder can be applied directly to insect harborage areas or in solution as a crack and crevice application. When the insect crawls over treated areas, the tiny particles of powder adhere to the insect's body. Tim-bor is ingested as the insect attempts to clean the powder from its legs and antennae.
Area covered by Tim-Bor = 5 gal per 1000 sq ft of wood surface. (at 10% solution, 1 lb per gallon of water / at 15% solution 1.5 lb per gallon of water)