BorActin Insecticide Powder

4.5 out of 5 stars 19 Reviews | 15 Q&A

BorActin Insecticide Powder

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4.5 out of 5 stars Rating: 4.6

19 Reviews | 15 Q&A

Product Overview

BorActin Insecticide Powder is a versatile dust that can be used on a variety sites and is effective against a broad spectrum of crawling pests. Use BorActin Insecticide Powder in new construction to prevent drywood termites and roaches; and use in existing  buildings to kill palmetto bugs, ants, cockroaches, waterbugs, darkling beetles, and silverfish (see label for a complete list). Because of the long-lasting nature and versatility of BorActin Insecticide Powder it is a cost effective pest control solution. For use in residential and commercial accounts.

Available in 1 lb puffer bottle, 5 lb pail, 25 lb pail and 4 oz mop packets

Each mop packet comes with a full label on the packet.

Features and Specs

Active Ingredient Boric acid 99%
Target pests Cockroaches, Palmettobugs, Waterbugs, Ants (Excluding Carpenter Ants), Silverfish and Darkling Beetles, Drywood Termites
For use in Residential & Commercial: Industrial, Municipal, Institutional, Recreational, Health Care, Educational, Daycare, Agricultural Buildings, Garages, Sewers, Animal rearing and handling Kennels, Food Handling & Food Processing Plants, Poultry Houses and New Building Construction
Application Dust: Apply using a Bellows Duster at 1 lb. per 1,000 sq. ft.
Liquid: 1 lb. per gallon of water per 1,000 sq ft.
Foam: Mix as for liquid and add foaming agent
Mop Solution: As a supplemental treatment, 1 cup per gallon of mop water (up to a quart of solution can be poured into each floor drain to control drain flies
* See label for complete application instructions
Pet safe Yes, when used as directed on label
Formulation Professional Product
Special Features Contains a Blue Warning Dye
Shipping Weight 1.15 lbs
Manufacturer Rockwell Labs
UPC 837654797150
EPA Registration 73079-4


BorActin Insecticide Powder is heat resistant, moisture resistant, and will remain potent for many years. Use BorActin Insecticide Powder in federally inspected food plants, poultry houses, sewers, voids, and inaccessible areas.

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  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Great dust for roaches.

    By Wesley on 02/13/2016

    I've used this product before for roaches and I've been very happy with it. I almost forgot how effective this dust is.

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    30 of 30 people found this review helpful

  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Great for german roaches

    By Edward on 09/15/2016

    Dust is the best formulation for german roaches. All you need for control. Non-repellent and roaches won't build up resistance. Dust the area out really good and take a paint brush and brush excess into cracks. Safe for pets and children too.

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    29 of 31 people found this review helpful

  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Pest Elimination

    By Mark on 10/19/2016

    Wet or dry the bugs are gonna DIE!! Excellent product been using it 4 or 5 yrs. Long lasting product.

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    26 of 27 people found this review helpful

  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Fleas gone

    By Barb on 11/03/2015

    I mixed this 1:1 with EcoEXEMPT D Dust in the bulb duster. Dusted the carpet and mattress. Left the dust on every thing for 2 weeks and did not vacuum. Also sprayed carpet and mattress with Precor 2000 Plus the next day. This took care of the flea infestation. The owners of the apartment had hired a professional company to spray 3 different times and could not fully get rid of the fleas.

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    23 of 27 people found this review helpful

  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Works Great

    By Alex on 01/02/2015

    Works Great! Crawlspace and attic applications are the best.

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    19 of 20 people found this review helpful

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Is BorActin Insecticide Powder safe in kitchen cabinets?
The manufacturer does not recommend adding the product directly to the kitchen cabinets. Instead: Apply Boractin under and behind cabinets. When treating cabinetry areas, if there is no gap between the lower cabinets and the kickplate, then small holes can be drilled to access the voids. Escutcheon plates around pipes can also be pulled back to allow access to voids.

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Will the blue dye in BorActin Insecticide Powder stain my carpets?

BorActin Insecticide Powder contains a blue dye for safety. Per the product label, BorActin should only be applied in cracks and crevices, and any excess dust should be wiped up. We would not advise to use this dust around light colored fabrics that may be affected by the dye. We also recommend applying dust with a hand duster to avoid contamination or over-dusting.

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What is the mixing ratio powder to water for BorActin Insecticide Powder?

Do you mix with water? I have a backpack sprayer and looking for a good product for spraying homes


BorAction Insecticide Powder is not mixed with water.  It is a powder insecticide that is applied to cracks and crevices only.  If you are looking for an insecticide to spray as a barrier around the home, Cy-Kick CS would something you can use. We also carry EcoVia WD, a natural wettable dust insecticide that can be applied either as a dry dust or mixed with water and applied as a spray.

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Can BorActin Insecticide Powder be used outdoors?
BorActin Insecticide Powder is not for use outdoors as it would get washed away with the first rain or dew or blown away by the wind. It is used indoors in cracks and crevices where the harsh outdoor environment cannot affect it, but will stay in place to catch any insects that crawl through it. If you are looking for a dust you can use outdoors, you could try something like Diatomaceous Earth which comes in many forms by many different manufacturers. Please let us know if you have any other questions.

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Can BorActin be used around small children in the home?
As long as you use the product in correlation with the product label instructions it is safe to use in a home where there are small children. 

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BorActin Insecticide Powder 4.5 out of 5 stars Rating: 4.6 (19 Reviews / 15 Q&A)

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