BoraCare with Mold-Care will kill existing mold and prevent future mold growth, but it will not remove the black stains caused by mold and fungus. To remove the actual stains from mold and fungus, you should apply Mold-Clean before applying the BoraCare with Mold-Care.
Also, due to shipping regulations, Bora-Care with Mold-Care is not eligible for expedited shipping (Air shipping). We apologize for any inconvenience.
Please note: BORACARE is also sold alone, without the Mold-Care additive (if you do not need mold control). Bora-Care with Mold Care will not eliminate existing termites, powder post beetles, or other wood destroying organisms because it is mixed at a 5:1 ratio to eliminate mold and you need to mix normal Bora-Care at a 1:1 ratio to eliminate existing wood eating insects.
BORACARE with MOLD-CARE is the pest control industry's leading product in the fight against mold. It is the only EPA-registered product that will both kill and prevent mold on wood surfaces. Not only does Bora-care with Mold-care treat mold, but it also acts as a surface protectant, killing all forms of fungi, sanitizing and disinfecting the treated area. In addition, wood treated with Boracare with Moldcare will render wood impervious to termites, powderpost beetles and othe wood-destroying insects.
Boracare with Moldcare can be applied as a one-time preventative application during the new construction phase of a home, or applied post-contruction to high-risk areas such as kitchens, bathrooms and crawl spaces. Boracare with Moldcare will remain in treated wood forever, providing years of residual protection. Great for homes in flood zones. Can be applied to bare wood, plywood, particleboard, oriented strand board (OSB).
|Active Ingredient:||BORA-CARE active: Disodium Octaborate Tetrahydrate (Borate) 40%|
MOLD-CARE active: Didecyl dimethyl ammonium chloride 80%
|Target pests:||mold, decay fungi, wood rot, termites, powderpost beetles, wood-destroying insects.|
|For use in:||kills and prevents mold in homes, kitchens, bathrooms, crawlspaces on wood surfaces such as bare wood, plywood, particleboard, and OSB.|
|Application:||Mix entire contents of Boracare and Moldcare together with 5 gallons of warm or hot water.|
|Pet safe:||yes, when used as directed.|
|Yield:||Treats approx. 3600 lineal feet of 2x4 dimensional lumber or 1250 square feet of a crawl space or attic when mixed at the labeled rate of 1 gallon of bora-care with mold care and 5 gallons of water. Please see label for complete application directions and yield amounts.|
|NOT FOR SALE TO:||NY|
Mold-Care is the industry’s leading weapon against mold. It acts as a surface-protectant, killing all forms of fungi, sanitizing and disinfecting the treated area. Bora-Care is the industry’s leading borate-based wood preservative, rendering treated wood impervious to termites and other wood destroying insects, as well as wood decay fungi. It actually diffuses into the wood where remains for the life of the wood, providing residual protection. When used together, they create a highly effective solution to insects and mold.
Treats whole house or high-risk areas
A Bora-Care with Mold-Care treatment is a one-time preventative application that can be completed either during the new construction phase or applied post-construction in high-risk areas such as kitchens, bathrooms and crawl spaces.
Provides residual protection
Bora-Care with Mold-Care diffuses into wood and remains there for as long as the wood is in service, providing years of residual protection.
Creates a buffer zone
In an untreated home, flood damage can cause mold to grow within a week. The mold can be as devastating as the flood itself. Even in catastrophic conditions, Mold-Care will act as a retardant to mold growth, giving the homeowner more time to recover. It also disinfects and sanitizes, critical necessities in a water-damage situation.
Inhibits the growth of mold
Specifically designed to work with Bora-Care, Mold Care prevents the establishment of dry rot, wet rot and mold. Bora-Care adds additional residual protection against decay fungi and insect infestation. Bora-Care with Mold-Care can be applied to bare wood, plywood, particleboard, and oriented strand board (OSB). And it’s the best approach you can take against mold. Bora-Care with Mold-Care is designed to penetrate wood; it doesn’t just remain on the surface, but is absorbed into the interior of wood to protect it from the inside out.
Two ways to use BORACARE with MOLDCARE:
1. New Construction
When a home is being built, all wood is accessible. This is the perfect time to do a whole house Bora-Care with Mold-Care treatment. This whole house treatment protects all wood from mold, termites, carpenter ants and wood boring beetles, and even discourages general pests such as cockroaches. Bora-Care with Mold-Care diffuses into the wood and remains in the wood, delivering residual power for years of protection.
2. Water Damaged Materials
If a home has been damaged by water from leaking pipes, rain or flood waters, you can apply Bora-Care with Mold-Care to all affected structural wood once damaged materials are properly cleaned out and dried. Wood decay and mold can begin to grow almost immediately. By applying Mold-Care, you kill existing mold and stop wood decay in its tracks. You also are protecting the wood in case of future flooding.
The Science Behind Mold Care
Mold-Care is the only EPA-registered product that will both kill and prevent mold. Combined with Bora-Care, it also kills and prevents decay fungi and wood destroying insects that share the same conducive conditions and actually cause much more damage.
Mold-Care is a specific quaternary ammonium compound called diecyl dimethyl ammonium chloride (a cationic surfactant). This is negatively charged and has both a hydrophobic and hydrophilic component so that it ruptures mold and bacteria cell membranes. These compounds are actively used in hospitals as well as in the beer and food industries as sanitizers.
Use Mold-Care instead of other products which either have no EPA registration and can actually cause fungal decay and structural failure or which can off-gas poisonous components in wall voids and hot attics.
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21 of 22 people found this review helpful:
By P on December 27, 2010
I discovered powderpost beetles in an old cottage. After doing significant research I decided to attack the problem myself using Boracare with Mold-Care. It would be much less expensive than hiring an exterminator. I ordered the product and had it within 3 days. I had a question about the application process and called them. They answered the phone right away and answered my questions completely. I will certainly turn to DoMyOwnPestControl in the future. Great company..... A+ all the way.
14 of 14 people found this review helpful:
Third Purchase and Application of Boracare with Mold-Care
By Mitch on October 20, 2011
After getting a $750 per room bid to do our house during remodeling, using this has saved me a ton of $$ and provided necessary protection against termites. Much of the remodel was replacing wood that was no longer structurally sound, given it looked like balsa wood. From my experience I suggest: Read the labels and application instructions. Use protective gear - while its not toxic, using a good respirator, long rubber gloves and clothing that covers works especially if you use a sprayer - the product does atomized in the air. Use drop cloths if you are doing any overhead work. The residual on the floor is slippery. Any outlets or fixtures should be covered or wiped off afterward. The product can be sticky on non-porous surfaces. I used a blue dye in the mixture to leave a trail of where I sprayed. This is available from the website. One tablet per 5 gallons is plenty. A great product - fairly easy to use if you're a do-it-yourselfer and you can make certain that YOU cover everything that needs it. You also control when it gets done so if you need to apply here and there - this works.
12 of 12 people found this review helpful:
Boracare with Mold Care
By James on June 25, 2011
Shipped quickly and I appreciate the phone call to sort out a misordered product (my fault, not Do My Own). I ordered this for a porch flooring project. Product mixed well and although I dunked the wood pieces, turns out that a tank sprayer works just as well and much quicker. I did not know how much to order so ordered 2 jugs, but only needed one. The one jug, when mixed, was enough for 300 square foot of wood, sprayed both sides twice (it rained just after the first time) and still have about a gallon left over.
12 of 12 people found this review helpful:
Treating mold on sills in crawl space
By George on November 28, 2011
The product arrived quickly. Instructions were clear. It seems to have solved my problem of mold on the sills in the crawl space under the house. I removed all of the old insulation before treating. New insulation was installed after treatment. One thing you might want to consider is that some product will drip onto the plastic poly. This will require time to dry before crawling back under the house. I had to rent a blower to get things dry again. Drying took several days. This means that if you intend to apply a second coat, you will have to wait several days for things to dry out. Don't forget to use a quality respirator, wear protective clothing to include gloves and goggles when handling the product. These items can be purchased at Lowe's
9 of 9 people found this review helpful:
Excellent mold killer
By Jeanne on March 26, 2012
Sprayed in our attic and it killed the mold on contact. Had tried other products but nothing else worked like this.
9 of 9 people found this review helpful:
Boracare with Mold-Care
By JE on December 19, 2011
Product was shipped very quickly. Very easy to mix and apply with standard hand pump sprayer. Blue coloring tablets easy to add and made it very easy to see where the product had been applied to. Would purchase again if need arises.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful:
By Phil on July 16, 2012
I've just used the Boracare with Mold-Care and it's great to finally find a solution to my mould problems--at least I hope it's the solution. Really, only time will tell how well it works. Though from what I have read I have high hopes. What I really am reviewing is the customer service. I have never dealt with a company with such stellar customer service. I emailed DoMyOwnPestControl numerous times both before and after purchase, and each time my emails were answered in a very short time: even over the weekend. On the day I was applying the Boracare with Mold-Care I emailed 3 times with questions, and each time I received an answer literally within minutes! I was amazed! I can't say enough about what a pleasure it is to do business with a company that is so much on the ball. You can deal with this company with confidence!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful:
Sprayed on two weeks ago.
By Don on August 14, 2012
So far so good. Seems to have dried fully and I assume the lingering bleach smell is from the Mold-Care part of the solution. Was easy to mix and 1 gallon covered the entire inside of my unfinished garage.
0 of 2 people found this review helpful:
By Bill on September 9, 2012
I liked the company, service was very prompt. It's only been three days since I used it.
0 of 5 people found this review helpful:
Product is more toxic than the mold
By Cheryl on February 7, 2013
The product description on line was limited. Once I received it, the label says it is harmful to fish and the environment. Extremely toxic and should not even be on the market, let alone available to the general public. I returned it.
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April 17, 2010 D.jones asked:
QI need to apply Bora-Care with Mold Care to floor joists in crawl space area
I need to apply Bora-Care with Mold Care to floor joists in crawl space area. some joists have stain. if i spray mold-clean on joist how much water do i need to use to rinse as do not want to add a bunch of water to area as that is what caused my problem in first place but would like to get rid of stain.
ABora-Care with Mold-Care is a mixture that you have to mix with water and apply to the wood. It can only be applied to raw, untreated, unsealed, unpainted wood which is what you should have in your crawl space. Bora-Care with Mold-Care should be mixed with 5 gallons of water. You do not have to worry about the amount of water that you use as once it is dry it will not be an issue. Be aware that Bora-Care with Mold Care will kill any mold on the wood, but it will not get rid of the stain that is left by the mold. To get rid of the actual mark or stain on the wood, you need to apply Mold-Clean to the area. Mold-Clean should be applied first, and then you should treat the area with Bora-Care with Mold Care to make sure the actual mold in the wood is neutralized.
November 22, 2009 David asked:
QCan Bora-Care with Mold-Care be FOGGED? If so do you sell foggers?
ABora-Care with Mold-Care can only be applied from sprayers, either hand pumped, electric or gas sprayers. We only supply hand pumped sprayers. This product is too thick to be fogged and will clog most fogging equipment.
May 8, 2011 Darren asked:
QShelf life after Mixing Bora-Care with Mold-Care with 5 gallons of water?
After Mixing Bora-Care with Mold-Care with 5 gallons of water, if I don't use all of the chemical, what is the shelf life of the product?
AYou should only mix what you plan on using. Since Bora-Care is very thick, it can separate and get "gunky" at the bottom of the sprayer. This will usually happen if the solutions sits for over 24 hours. Therefore, it is recommended to only mix what you plan on using so you don't run into any problems.
September 6, 2011
Gordon from Dubois Penn. asked:
QHow much does one gallon of Boracare with Moldcare cover?
AEach gallon of Boracare with Moldcare treats approximately 3600 lineal feet of 2x4 dimensional lumber or 1250 square feet of a crawl space or attic when mixed at the labeled rate of 1 gallon of bora-care with mold care and 5 gallons of water. Please see the product label for complete application directions and specific yield amounts.
February 7, 2010 Peter asked:
QCan Bora-care with Mold-care be used under the floor finish in a basement where ventilation is poor?
Can Bora-care with Mold-care be used under the floor finish in a basement where ventilation is poor, but where people will be living and sleeping?
ABora-Care with Mold-Care is perfectly safe to use where people will be living and sleeping once it is dry. You should open windows and possibly wear a respirator while applying the product if there is poor ventilation. After the product is applied it is perfectly safe to re-enter the living space once it is dry, which usually only takes a few hours.
March 19, 2013
Yen from Glendale Az asked:
QRecently, my bathroom walls have mold, can I use the Boracare with Mold care to treat?
These walls are rock sheets. Is these products are safe for the children? Hope you answer me asap. Thank you for help!
ABoracare with Moldcare is for use on bare wood only (like in crawlspaces, wall voids and attics). We do not carry any products for mold control on sheet rock.
July 22, 2012
Oliver from Singapore asked:
QI am intending to install some new cabinets in my new house. I am worried of termites and also mold.
There is sign of termites infestation in some old cupboards which I had discarded recently. Other than that, I did not find any traces of termites elsewhere in the house. As I am worried about both termites and mold, can I apply one coat of Boracare for the new cabinets followed by one coat of Boracare with mold care? This is because I am worried that Boracare with mold care alone may not be sufficient/strong enough to prevent the termites (which previously are present in the house) from attacking the new cabinets.
AAccording to the manufacturer you can apply a coat of the Boracare followed by a coat of the Boracare with Moldcare. We hope this information is helpful!
July 6, 2012
Simon from Orinda, Ca asked:
Q20 year old redwood deck
I have a 20 year old redwood deck. There is no sign of termites, but there is dry rot in a some places. I plan to power wash both the top and under sides of the decking. Is BORACARE with MOLD-CARE the appropriate treatment after the washing? If yes, what is the appropriate dilution ratio?
AIf you do not currently have any mold issues, then you should just use normal Bora-Care. Bora-Care with mold care is really only meant for when you have mold issues and preferably indoors. You should mix Bora-Care at a 1:1 ratio with water and apply on your deck as long as the wood is raw wood, not painted, stained, or sealed. You Can then stain or paint or both after Bora-Care has been applied. Normal Bora-Care is the best treatment we sell for dry rot and other wood issues other than mold.
December 1, 2011
Wm from Annapolis, Md. asked:
QSurface preparation before application of Boracare?
For the treatment of mold and/or wood decaying fungi is there any surface preparation required or recommended prior to applying Boracare or Boracare with Moldcare.
AMost folks do choose to use the Mold Clean before applying the Boracare with Moldcare. Mold-Clean is the perfect cleaner to apply to remove mold and mildew stains, especially before a Bora-Care application. Mold-Clean will not treat or prevent mold, but will remove staining and discoloration.
October 5, 2011
Gerard from Los Angeles, Ca asked:
QCan Bora-Care with Mold Care be applied as a foam. Also, is it as effective as BoraCare in treating termites?
ABora-Care with Mold Care will not eliminate existing termites, powder post beetles, or other wood destroying organisms because it is mixed at a 5:1 ratio to eliminate mold and you need to mix normal Bora-Care at a 1:1 ratio to eliminate existing wood eating insects. So, if termites is your main issue and you do not have mold issues, then you should purchase normal Bora-Care, and not Bora-Care with Mold-Care. Also, normal Bora-Care can be foamed but the Bora-Care with Mold Care should not be foamed for mold treatments.
September 1, 2011
Tyler from Durham, Nc asked:
QMixing Levels of Boracare with Mold-Care
Why is it that if I have an existing wood decay fungus problem, the Bora Care only label wants me to do a 1:1 mixing ratio, but to treat the same problem with Bora Care with Mold Care it calls for a 5:1 ratio?
ABora-Care with Mold Care is a very specialized product for mold only. Mold is not wood decaying fungus. Existing wood decaying fungus requires a 1:1 solution of just Bora-Care, but if you do not have any existing fungus and you are just preventing fungus growth, you can apply at a 5:1 ratio of water to Bora-Care. Bora-Care with Mold-Care is a 5:1 ratio and is only for treating and preventing mold. If you are only treating fungus, then you should not use Bora-Care with Mold-Care. Mold is only a surface issue and not an internal issue such as wood decaying fungus, so it does not require to be diluted as heavily as if you are treating wood decaying fungus.
April 8, 2011 David asked:
QHow long after applying Bora-Care with Mold-Care should I wait before painting or staining?
I just completed application of Bora-Care with Mold-Care to the interior of a small cypress barn that I built, and to the joist under structure. I plan to finish the wood with a white wash semi-transparent stain and a final coat of polyurethane. How long do I have to wait before applying?
AYou need to wait 48 hours to let the Bora-Care with Mold-Care dry completely before you begin painting, staining or sealing the wood.
April 3, 2011 Keith asked:
QCan Demon WP be mixed with Dragnet SFR as well as Bora-Care with Mold-Care?
I was looking for a quick knock down along with a lasting residual, and wanted to treat attic rafters and wood all at the same time. I believe all of this will mix together just fine but wanted to ask first.
ABora-Care with Mold-Care is not labeled to tank mix with other products and we would not recommend doing so. We recommend that you apply the products separately to avoid any possible issues.
February 7, 2011 David asked:
QCan Bora-Care with Mold-Care be used on anything besides wood?
Regular Bora-Care is labeled for use on "concrete, block, brick, metals, PVC plumbing pipes and other non-cellulosic materials found in structures." Does this apply to Bora-Care with Mold-Care, too?
ABora-Care with Mold Care is only labeled for wood treatment and cannot be used on any other surface. The normal Bora-Care can be applied to other surfaces, but typically those are when you mix normal Bora-Care 1:1, and the Bora-Care with Mold Care is labeled to be applied at 5:1.
December 10, 2010 David asked:
QWhat kind of PPE is needed when applying Bora-Care with Mold-Care by sprayer in the crawl space?
A It is always best to fully read the product label which is available on our site on the Bora-Care with Mold Care page. We do have several different safety kits available that come with everything you need. Here is what the product label states: Ventilation: In processes where mists or vapors may be generated, proper ventilation must be provided in accordance with good ventilation practices.
Respiratory Protection: In processes where mists or vapors may be generated, a NIOSH/MSHA jointly approved respirator is advised in the absence of proper environmental controls.
Protective Gloves: Use rubber or neoprene gloves to prevent skin contact.
Eye Protection: Wear chemical splash goggles where there is a potential for eye contact. Use safety glasses with side shields under normal use conditions.
Other Protective Equipment: Eye wash; safety shower; protective clothing (long sleeves, coveralls or other as appropriate), when needed, to prevent skin contact.
It is always best to fully read the product label which is available on our site on the Bora-Care with Mold Care page. We do have several different safety kits available that come with everything you need. Here is what the product label states:
Ventilation: In processes where mists or vapors may be generated, proper ventilation must be provided in accordance with good ventilation practices.