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Jecta Injectable Borate

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Jecta is unique because it absorbs and spreads through wood in structures where traditional BoraCare cannot be applied. For wood that has been painted, stained or is not easily accessible, Jecta is the perfect product. Jecta is pet safe when used as directed.

Target Pests

Jecta eliminates subterranean formosan dampwooddrywood termites as well as carpenter ants borers fungi (white rot brown rot and dry roll) powderpost and anobiid beetles.

For Use In

Jecta was designed to be used in areas that BoraCare cannot easily be used in such as flooring and foundation systems; window and door frames; exterior steps porches and decks;roof trim and soffits; infested or susceptible support beams; porches and garages; fence posts; pilings and piers; log construction utility poles; railroad ties.


Applications of Jecta should be made through pre-drilled holes or existing voids, cracks, crevices etc. Begin by measuring the dimensions of the wood desired to be treated. Drill holes at a downward angle using charts on label to determine length and diameter of holes. After injecting Jecta into the holes, seal with cork, plugs or wood putty. Wipe any excess product with damp cloth or sponge.

Coverage Area

Apply 6 to 12 inches along space outside active infestation. Do not exceed 24 inches apart.

Mix Rate

Ready to Use

Active Ingredient

Disodium Octaborate Tetrahydrate (DOT) 40%

Jecta Injectable Borate

Jecta Injectable Borate

Jecta is a ready-to-use injectable borate gel used by pest management professionals to protect sealed or inaccessible wood from termites and other wood destroying organisms. It is typically used to reach places where Bora-Care cannot be applied effectively. Jecta’s patented carrier system facilitates rapid penetration throughout wood of any moisture content.

Jecta is a termiticide, insecticide and fungicide that kills and controls:

  • * Drywood termites
  • * Subterranean termites
  • * Formosan termites
  • * Wood destroying beetles
  • * Carpenter ants
  • * Decay fungi

Jecta comes in 10 fl. oz. (295.7 cc) tubes that are loaded into a common caulking gun style applicator, making application convenient and easy.

For your customers who are concerned about using “green” products, Jecta is formulated with a concern for the environment and has low mammalian toxicity – less than half that of table salt, yet because of how it works, it’s still deadly to decay fungi and insect pests.

A Closer Look

How Does Jecta Work?

The active ingredient in Jecta is the same as that in the liquid concentrate form of Bora-Care: a borate salt. Borate salts work by taking advantage of a unique feature in the biology of termites, ants and other insects. If ingested by ants, beetles or termites, the insect becomes unable to extract nutrition from its food and starves to death. And because of this unique mode of action, insects cannot develop a resistance, ever.

Jecta offers the same advantages that Bora-Care delivers and works differently than most other insecticides, termiticides and even other borate products on the market today. It is applied directly to wood rather than to the soil, but unlike Bora-Care, it is injected as opposed to sprayed, misted or foamed onto building materials. Jecta comes in a patented gel form allowing it to be applied to places that a Bora-Care liquid application cannot reach, such as sealed wood or extremely hard-to-reach areas. And also like Bora-Care, its unique patented blend of glycols in combination with the borate salt controls and prevents termites, wood decay fungi and wood destroying beetles. It is formulated with a concern for the environment and has no known resistance.

How Is Jecta Used?

Jecta can be injected through any wood surface coating and is designed for application to wood by injection into voids, checks, cracks, pre-drilled holes, or injection sleeves designed for this purpose. In order to facilitate re-application in high-risk areas, a plug of material such as cork, rubber, wood, caulk or an injection sleeve should be used to seal the injection site. The use of injection sleeves allows for easier, subsequent applications and also permits injection under pressure in order to increase the volume of Jecta applied per injection site.

Use Jecta in areas where Bora-Care cannot be applied effectively, and where wood decay or insects are present or in high-risk areas vulnerable to infestation. This includes wood that remains moist or is subject to frequent wetting, or wood in contact with the ground or soil. Examples include flooring and foundations 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.

Product Q & A

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Is this a gel?
A shopper on Jul 21, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It's gel-like and an alternative to liquid-based Boracare.
Where can I get injection sleeves for this product?
Ken W on Aug 28, 2018
BEST ANSWER: We just used a regular calk gun. It was a bit runny, but it worked. It saved my wooden desk.
Is this good for roaches ?
A shopper on May 3, 2018
BEST ANSWER: No, this is used to treat wood, it is injected into wood and the borate will then absorb into the wood making it indigestible to wood destroying insects, such as termites.

If you want something for roaches then I would recommend taking a look at our roach control section, we have products and guides.

Can I use this product along baseboards where the board meets tile flooring. There are gaps between the flooring at tile grout lines every 6 to 12 inches.
Vic on Mar 4, 2017
BEST ANSWER: You can use the Jecta to inject into the unfinished wood. This is a wood preservative and is meant to be installed into the wood.
The picture shown on the Amazon website shows three tubes of Jecta. They appear to have their own plunger. On your own website it shows just one tube and it appears to be a tube that would go into a caulking gun. If I order from Amazon, what will I get?
Steve on Aug 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I have never seen jecta with it's on plunger this is meant to be used with a caulk gun and and it is for one tube.

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Jecta is easy to use
When I discovered dryrot and termites in the exposed ends of glue lams on our house (new in 1991) I realized paint wasn't the answer. Researched effective treatments and learned of borate treatment. Found this company and have used up one tube and bought a second. Drill some holes, inject the solution, put a plug on it and finish. Pretty simple. Wished we had done so when first installed.
September 27, 2018
4 months ago
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Excellent product
Easy to use. All you need is a caulking gun. Perfect to inject under painted surfaces where topical sprays won't penetrate. I highly recommend this product.
April 5, 2018
10 months ago
A pound of cure.
I have not used it yet, but it looks like the
solution I have been looking for.
December 31, 2015
Used jecta in my cabinets and hopefully it will work. Will update when i know more.
April 4, 2013
As agreed
This product is very effective against boring beetles. The company shipped quickly and the product was just as advertised.
October 8, 2011
cant wait to see if this works
I bought this for a rebuild project on the house. I will be using this product this summer. Epestsolutions has great service and fast shipping
May 26, 2011

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