Tim-Bor® Professional protects your log home from invasions of carpenter ants, drywood termites, wood decay fungi, and wood boring beetles. Tim-Bor Professional’s active ingredient is Disodium Octaborate Tetrahydrate (DOT), a natural borate mineral salt and micronutrient. It is manufactured for use in the form of a water-soluble borate powder. Once it’s applied in a liquid form by foaming, misting, or spraying onto wood or other cellulosic materials, the borate active ingredient creates a protective envelope and remains for years of protection. Often, Tim-Bor Professional is dusted into places like wall voids where pests like to hide as an additional protection. When the dust gets on the insects, they clean themselves and consume the boron during the cleaning process. Technical Data & SDS
- Water-soluble borate powder that is applied as a dust, liquid or foam
- Prevents and controls drywood termites, wood decay fungi, carpenter ants, old house borers and powderpost beetles.
- Won’t discolor or stain wood surfaces
- Won’t corrode screws, nails and other components used in construction
- Virtually odorless
- Can be used indoors and outdoors
- Manufactured with a concern for the environment
Preparation of Treatment Solutions
Wash and rinse all equipment after each use.
10% Tim-Bor Professional Liquid Solution: To prepare solution, add approximately 80% of the required volume of water to the mixing vessel. While stirring, gradually add 1.0 pound of Tim-Bor Professional for each gallon of treating solution required. Add remaining water to the solution and stir until the entire product has dissolved.
15% Tim-Bor Professional Liquid Solution: Prepare solution as above, but gradually add 1.5 pounds of Tim-Bor Professional for each gallon of treatment solution needed. Use this solution as soon as possible and do not store for an extended length of time.
15% Tim-Bor Professional Foam: Prepare a 15% liquid solution as described above and also add a surfactant-foaming agent. Generally 1- 2 ounces of a foaming agent, added to the 15% liquid solution, produces a dry foam with the desired expansion ratio of approximately 20 to 1 (20 gallons of foam per 1 gallon of liquid solution). The Tim-Bor Professional foam should be of a "dry" consistency that adheres to wood surfaces so that run-off is minimized. A "wet" foam may damage wallboard or other building components. Refer to the individual foam equipment manufacturer's manual and the surfactant's label for specific instructions.
General Application Instructions
Tim-Bor Professional as a liquid solution: Tim-Bor Professional liquid applications may be made to wood structures including decks, fences, steps, sheds, barns, and other outbuildings. Such structures must be protected from excess rain. On wood with drier than normal moisture content, apply by brush or spray two applications of a 10% solution to wood surfaces. On wood with normal moisture content, apply by brush or spray one application of a 15% solution to wood surfaces. Application may also be made by drilling, and then injecting the solution under pressure into sound wood or into the insect galleries of infested wood. Tim-Bor Professional may be applied as a foam to wood surfaces or injected into wall voids or insect galleries.
Remedial and Preventative Treatment
Tim-Bor Professional Solutions for the Control of Wood Destroying Organisms and to Kill Active Infestations of Termites, Powderpost Beetles and Wood Decay Fungi: For remedial control of wood attacking organisms or for the protection of wood against future infestations, two applications of a 10% liquid solution are required. One application of a 15% liquid solution may be used. Apply Tim-Bor Professional solutions by brush or spray at the rate of 5 gallons of liquid solution per 1,000 square feet of wood surface area. Thoroughly wet wood surface area. Application may also be made by drilling, and then injecting the liquid solution under pressure into sound wood or until run-off is observed coming from entry/exit holes of infested wood.
Tim-Bor Professional Powder to Kill and Control Wood Destroying Organisms, Such as Termites and Carpenter Ants: Apply Tim-Bor Professional as is to wood members by drilling and injecting the powder into galleries or by dusting generously on wood surfaces. TIM- BOR Professional powder can also be injected or dusted into wall voids such as between studs, block voids, box sills, eaves, attics, soffits, etc. Apply Tim-Bor Professional powder to these areas at the rate of 0.5 ounce (12-14 grams) per square foot.