FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 22, 2018
THE TERMITE PRETREATMENT REVOLUTION
Two-Millionth Home Pretreated with Bora-Care® Demonstrates Shift in
New Construction Termite Prevention
Knoxville, TN, May 22, 2018– Nisus Corporation announces an important milestone of 2 million homes pretreated with Bora-Care in the U.S. This milestone demonstrates a growing commitment to reducing the amount of chemicals pumped into the ground using old style soil poisons.
On Thursday, May 24, B&B Exterminating Company, Inc., of Jacksonville, FL, will treat the 2,000,000th home with Bora-Care. The home is being built by Providence Homes Inc., in the beautiful Liberty Cove at Crosswater subdivision in Nocatee. The treatment and a demonstration of the technology will take place at 530 Vista Lake Circle, Ponte Vedra, FL 32081, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and will be open to the public. Representatives from Nisus, Providence Homes and B&B Exterminating will be on hand to answer any questions.
“We have been very deliberate and methodical in working to transform the building and pest control industries to utilize a more sustainable termite treatment,” says Lee Barrett, Nisus Vice President, Pest Control Division.
With old-style termite treatments, 300-400 gallons of termiticide would be pumped into the ground around and under the structure. These soil treatments must be repeated every five to ten years. Since builders started using Bora-Care, they have saved 637 million gallons of soil poisons from being pumped into the ground. Providence Homes, along with other builders across the country, has adopted Bora-Care treatments because they eliminate the wood as a food source rather than treating the soil under a home. Bora-Care is cost-effective and easy to integrate into their building process and it saves up to one full day of cycle time. The active ingredient in Bora-Care is a borate mineral salt which penetrates and remains in the wood for the life of the wood. Treating during construction is ideal because it’s the only time you have access to all of the wood. Bora-Care is also backed by a renewable 30-Year Limited Warranty for the pest company, giving the builders and homeowners peace of mind.
“Using Bora-Care for our termite pretreats has been great. With soil poisons we had to dig the footers and then wait for the soil treatment to be done before we could pour the concrete. If it rained, we were delayed even further. Bora-Care saves cycle time and earns green points,” says Robert Goettlicher, VP of Sales & Marketing for Providence Homes.
B&B Exterminating has been serving Jacksonville since 1938 and is still family owned and operated. Ranked as one of the top five pest control companies in Jacksonville by the Jacksonville Business Journal, B&B’s first interest is to protect their clients’ homes and families from the ground up.
“Termites are a big problem in Florida and you need a strong arsenal to combat them. Applying Bora-Care to the home creates a tremendous first line of defense,” says Cliff Wheeler, Manager of B&B Exterminating Company.
To learn more about Bora-Care go to: http://nisuscorp.com/builders/products/BORA-CARE
Nisus Corporation is the leading manufacturer of sustainable pest control products and also provides sustainable wood preservatives to the railroad, utility and lumber industries from its headquarters in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains in Rockford, Tennessee. Nisus has experienced rapid growth since its beginning in 1990 and distributes more than 30 products to eight different industries across the United States and in seven international markets. With proactive planning and technical expertise, Nisus is poised to continue its leadership role in sustainable pest control and wood preservative solutions.
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