Borate Treatments have been used for treating wood for over 70 years. Borate treatments help treat and prevent termite infestations in homes and commercial buildings. Borates have a very low toxicity level to humans and animals and can be applied as a spray or injection by foam. Borates can be used as a preventative treatment on bare wood in new construction projects or applied in attics and crawlspaces to aid in the prevention of termites in existing homes. Borates are odorless and because of the extremely low toxicity, you do not have to vacate your home, pack up any food, or board your pets. Borates can be used to control a wide variety of insects including dry wood and subterranean termites.