Jecta borate gel anti termites is a diffusable termicide with Nisus’ patented carrier system, which facilitates fast and deep penetration throughout any type of wood. Jecta is a highly concentrated gel formulation of Bora-Care (with 40% content of its active ingredient – DOT- disodium octaborate tetrahydrate). Pest control companies use this product for wood treatment and preservation of hard-to-reach infested areas against destructive action of aggressive intruders.
Jecta borate gel anti termites is applied for spot treatment and long lasting protection of sealed, painted, hard-to-reach or inaccessible wood from destroying insects (beetles, ants, termites) and organisms (fungi). In fact, gel formulation is used to access infested areas, where Bora-Care liquid formulation is near-impossible to be applied effectively.
Jecta is sold in 14-oz. tubes (300 cubic centimeters), which are loaded into a common caulking gun-style applicator. The use of Jecta borate gel anti termites is easy and convenient for the operator. Nisus Jecta can be purchased on amazon:
Read the Directions for use of this borate product in order to use it in strict accordance with the label. It is a violation of Federal law to apply Jecta Gel in a manner inconsistent with its labeling.
How Jecta borate gel anti termites works
The active ingredient in Jecta is disodium octaborate tetrahydrate or DOT – an inorganic borate salt – the same as that in Bora-Care liquid concentrate. DOT salts take advantage of a unique feature in the biology of termites’ species. If termite worker or nymth ingests or picks up the toxicant from the borate-treated wood, it shares the poison with other colony-mates via mutual feeding and grooming. The contaminated members die from starvation as they are unable to extract nutrition from cellulose-containing products anymore. This unique mechanism of action of boric acid does not allow the wood-destroying insects to develop a resistance.
Jecta diffusible boracide performs insecticide or termicide activity for control and getting rid of dampwood, drywood and subterranean (Formosan) termites.
The table contains useful information from the product label of Jecta borate gel anti termites, carpenter ants, wood destroying beetles and fungi
|Active ingredient:||40% Disodim Octaborate Tetrahydrate|
|Description:||a ready-to-use highly concentrated diffusable boracide; gel formulation of Bora-Care with a patented carrier system for fast and deep penetration through wood|
|Manufactured by:||Nisus, USA|
|EPA Reg. No.||64405-4|
|Product properties:||1. eliminates live wood pest infestations and fungi
2. provides residual long-lasting protection against wood-destroying insects
3. acts as insecticide,
4. applied for spot treatment
|Target pests:||Subterranean Termites (Reticulitermes, Heterotermes)
Formosan Termites (Coptotermes)
Drywood Termites (Kalotermes, Incisitermes)
Dampwood Termites (Zootermopsis, Neotermes)
Wood destroying Beetles (Powderpost Lyctidae, Bostrichidae; Anobiid; Borers; Longhorn; Ambrosia Scolytidae and Platypodidae)
Carpenter Ants (Camponotus)
Decay fungi (brown rot, white rot and dry rot)
|For use in:||1. Wood of any moisture content, esp. for wood in contact with ground and soil, sealed, painted, inaccessible or hard-to-reach wood
2. high-risk areas: flooring and foundation systems; window and door framing and headers; exterior steps, porches and decks; roof trim and soffits; attics and roofing; porches and garages; fence posts, pilings and piers; log construction; utility poles and railroad ties as directed in the label.
|Application:||Jecta gel is injected into wood: voids, cracks, openings, pre-drilled holes, checks.
In high-risk areas, plug the holes with non-cellulose material (cork rubber, wood,etc.) to facilitate re-treatment and re-application.
|Application method:||1. Place sites for injection in a staggered, linear or angled pattern. The spacing between the holes should not exceed 24 inches.
2. Drill holes at a downward angle to prevent gel from run-off after injecting.
3. Inject Jecta borate gel throughout the infested zone and for 6 inches on either side of wood with signs of infestations.
|Product safety:||1. It is eco-friendly, safe to pregnant, children and pets if applied as directed in the label.
2. Harmful if inhaled, swallowed or absorbed through skin.
3. Wear long sleeves and use goggles and chemical-resistant gloves.
4. Toxic to fish and wildlife. Avoid accidental spills, do not apply directly to water.
|Package:||14 oz. caulking tube
(caulking gun style applicator is required)
Jecta diffusible boracide safety
If applied as directed in the Jecta Gel Label, this boracide is EPA registered as “green” or environmentally-friendly. It is safe to prenant women, children and pets. Jecta borate gel anti termites is formulated with a concern for the environment and has low toxicity to mammals, but extremely fatal to wood insects and decay fungi.Though, it can also be hazardous to aquatic systems and wildlife, if accidentally spilt or directly applied to water.
DIY instructions for Jecta borate gel anti termites
In new construction, Jecta borate gel anti termites is a supplemental treatment in conjunction with mechanical alteration, soil and foundation treatments to a termicide monitoring control program. For post-construction, use boracide as a remedial treatment.
Apply Nisus Jecta borate for inaccessible areas, which are very hard to reach, such as flooring, foundation systems, framing, steps, porches, roof trim, fence posts, pilings, piers, utility poles, railroad ties and others.
- Put on clothes with long sleeves, chemical-splash goggles and solvent-resistant gloves to avoid skin and eye irritation. Do not breathe vapors. Avoid contamination of food and water sources.
- Examine the termite infested area. Jecta boracide is suitable for any kind of wood (bare, painted, sealed, or stained wood) with any moisture content and even in contact with the soil. It is not necessary to remove water-repellent finish or paint before treatment. Repair or replace wood members that reduce structural integrity prior to application of Jecta gel.
- Measure the dimesions and length of the area to be treated with gel boracide. If the zone is an active infestation, calculate amount to include an additional 6 – 12” in each side of the infested area. Refer to the tables below for the amount of Jecta borate required to treat wood members of various sizes.
Dimensional lumber, square and rectangular logs and beams
Actual size in inches (in) Amount of gel per lineal foot in cubic centimeters (cc)
2×8 4×4 7
2×12 4×6 10
Round poles, logs and timbers
Diameter in inches (in) Amount of gel per lineal foot in cubic centimeters (cc)
4. Refer to the table below and select the proper size and number of holes to provide the required amount of Jecta borate gel anti termites. It is recommended to drill holes to extend to the center of the wood piece being treated.
Refer to the table of Jecta borate gel capacity for holes of various size to select the appropriate number and diameter of holes for treatment against termites in wood of any moist
|Depth in inches (in)||3/8 hole diameter (in)||1/2 hole diameter (in)||5/8 hole diameter (in)||3/4 hole diameter (in)|
5. Place injection points in a linear, angled or staggered pattern. Space holes less than 24 inches apart along the length of any wood piece being treated.
6. Drill holes at downward angle in order to retain the gel in place after injection and while sealing or plugging the pre-drilled hole. Do not drill holes that reduce significantly the structural strengh of any piece of wood or any wood member.
7. Inject the sufficient amount of Jecta Boracare gel into holes throughout the damaged area and for at least 6 inches on either side of wood member with signs of termite infestation.
8. Seal pre-drilled holes with a plastic, metal, wooden plug, a cork, a rubber stopper.
9. Clean up and remove excess Jecta diffusable boracide from the wood surface with a damp sponge or cloth.