As a borate salt, Can-Bor is highly abrasive to insect exoskeletons, and acts as a stomach poison in wood-boring insects in addition to possibly affecting the nervous system of these insects. Can-Bor is also effective against both white and brown decay fungi by stopping the growth of the fungi by inhibiting the production of reproductive spores. As both a preventative treatment and as a remedial treatment for infested wood, Can-Bor will protect wood assets from subterranean termites, drywood termites, dampwood termites, furniture beetles, powder post beetles, longhorn beetles, and carpenter ants.
As a powder, liquid, or foam, Can-Bor can be applied as a preventative treatment prior to painting the wood assets, or as a remedial treatment by drilling into and filling insect galleries with the treatment product. It can also be applied within wall voids such as attics, soffits, or between wall studs.
Can-Bor works hard to protect wood assets from degradation due to insect infestations, fungal growth, and mould.