Methods and compositions for retarding and eradicating infestation in trees and tree derived products

  • US 5,645,828 A
  • Filed: 06/05/1995
  • Issued: 07/08/1997
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/24/1990
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A method of preventing or eradicating an infestation in a tree derived product comprising the steps of:

  • diluting an environmentally safe composition which is the product of a mixture or the reaction product of of a mixture of alkylene glycols including at least one short chain polyalkylene glycol having an average molecular weight of between about 200 and about 400, and at least one short chain alkylene glycol; and

    boron provided as a glycol soluble boron containing composition in an amount effective to prevent or eradicate infestation with water in an amount of between about 1 part boron to about 8.8 parts water to about 1 part boron to about 85.5 part water;

    and applying said composition to a surface of said tree derived product, wherein said composition exhibits improved depth of penetration.

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