Jecta will over time dissapate into the wood. It will not saturate it though. This came happen over the course of a few months.
Jecta is a ready-to-use formulation of Boracare that is designed to be used on wood that is already finished or that may be hard to reach to treat with Boracare. If a windowsill or frame has wood-boring beetles and the wood is raw, then it would be best to treat the wood with Boracare. You could then paint, seal, or stain the wood after treatment. If the wood is finished and you were to remove caulking, then you would still need to drill into the wood in order to apply the Jecta to the infested spots.
Simply bombing may not get to the wood boring pest inside the wood. If the furniture is not stained or painted, you can apply Boracare direclty to the wood. If not, you can also inject a product called Jecta. 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 takes time to spread through the wood from where it was injected. It can be up to 30 days. Once insects have ingested the treated wood it can take up to 24 hours or so for them to die.
Jecta is a completely natural product and does not give off any vapors or harmful materials once applied and injected into the wood. There are no concerns with using it in bedroom furniture you use on a regular basis or are around at all.
Per the manufacturer, Jecta can be stored unopened for a long time, approximately 5 years or more, in a cool, dry place. Once the product is opened, the shelf life is one year. For best results and to prevent clogging, make sure to clean out the caulking gun after each use. Be sure to replace the cap on the Jecta tube and store in a cool, dry place so it doesn’t solidify.
Sometimes we are able to offer a discount, other than the price break, depending on how many tubes you’ll be ordering. We recommend giving us a call to determine if it will be possible in your case. We are open M – F, 9 am – 5 pm EST.
The amount of Jecta needed will vary depending on what size drill bit you are using and how deep into the wood you drill. The product label provides great instructions in the charts to help determine how much Jecta you will need. You can use google to convert ounces into cc's to determine how many tubes you will need once you calculate the information from the charts.
You can apply Jecta as directed to the drilled holes and close after application.