TIMBOR - INSECTICIDE / FUNGICIDE
Termite, Fungi, Wood Bores, Powder Post Beetles
$ 12.95 - 1.5 lb
$125.00 - 25 lb Bucket
A wood preservative for protection and treatment of lumber against fungal decay and wood destroying
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Timbor is an odorless powder which is mixed with water and
sprayed on untreated exposed wood for termites, carpenter ants, powder-post beetles and decay fungi.
Please note that it will leave a white residue as it is a wettable powder. This is normal and not a
hazard. You can stain over it if you desire to finish the logs this way. TARGET PESTS: Termites,
carpenter ants, powder post beetles and decay fungi. WHERE TO USE IT: On logs to prevent infestation.
Because it does not penetrate deeply, use it as a preventative on logs which are not infested but use
Boracare on logs suspected of having larva living and chewing. RATE OF APPLICATION: 1 lb will cover up
to 200 sq/ft. Timbor can be used as a Dust, Liquid, or Foam. It is water soluble, economical, odorless
and can be used in conjunction with fumigation for residual protection. It is formulated with a concern
for the environment.
Timbor is only absorbed 1/4 inch into the wood and leaves a white powdery coating. If you are treating
thick wood or want it to look like its original state, then purchase the BoraCare product.
What is Timbor?
Timbor is wood preservative that works as an insecticide and fungicide.
What is the active ingredient in Timbor?
The active ingredient in is disodium octaborate tetrahydrate a natural
What is a borate compound?
Borate compounds are derived from mineral deposits that contain the element Boron. These compounds are
use in the production of many products including ceramics, glass and medicines and also work extremely
well as insecticides and fungicides.
Why is Timbor considered a insecticide and fungicide?
Insects are exposed to the active ingredient by eating treated wood or by ingestion while grooming.
Borates are a contact toxicant to fungi. The borates prevent metablolism of food by insects and fungi
How is Timbor applied?
Timbor is applied the surface of bare wood as a liquid. It can also be applied as a dust into void
attic and wall void areas for labeled insect control.
How does Timbor work as a wood preservative?
When Timbor is applied as a liquid to the surface of bare wood it diffuses into the wood to make the
wood itself toxic to wood destroying organisms such as wood decay fungus or drywood termites.
Is Timbor concentrate a liquid?
Timbor comes in a powder form that is used as a powder or mixed with water to form a liquid solution.
To create a 10% solution mixone pound of Timbor to one gallon of water. This solution must be applied
twice to a bare wood surface. To create a 15% solutionmix 1.5 pounds of Timbor to one gallon of water.
This solution can be applied only once to the wood surface.
Is Timbor labeled to treat wood decay fungus?
Tim-bor is labeled for the control and prevention of wood decay fungi including white rot, brown rot,
poria and wet rots.
Is Timbor labeled for the control of carpenter ants?
Timbor is labeled for the control and prevention of carpenter ants by applying Tim-bor dust into active
ant galleries and into areas where ants may enter the structure.
What wood destroying organisms is Timbor labeled to control?
Timbor is labeled for the control and prevention of drywood termites, wood destroying beetles, wood
decay fungi, carpenter ants and termites.
Can Timbor be foamed?
Timbor can be foamed using equipment designed for foaming applications. Foaming requires a 15% solution
in conjunction with a foaming agent. A dry foam is recommended for best results.
Does Timbor effect ornamental plants?
Yes, over spray on plants or spills near the plant roots can kill or retard plant growth
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