Label and MSDS Information
FOR USE IN Homes, Restaurants, Grocery Stores,
Schools, Warehouses, Mobile Homes, Hotels,
Offices, Apartments, Attics, Nursing Homes,
Ships, Yachts, Buses, Kennels, Zoos,
New Building Construction, Sewers and Hospitals.
• LONG–LASTING POWDER
KILLS: Cockroaches, Palmettobugs,
Waterbugs, Ants (excluding Carpenter Ants),
Silverfish and Darkling Beetles.
Also use for preventive treatment of Cockroaches
and Drywood Termites.
with BORIC ACID
NET WEIGHT 1 lb/454 g
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN
SEE SIDE PANEL FOR ADDITIONAL PRECAUTIONS
P.O. Box 1812
Waterbury, CT 06722
Made in U.S.A.
PRECAUTIONARY STATEMENTS ®
HAZARDS TO HUMAN & DOMESTIC ANIMALS
Harmful if swallowed or inhaled. Causes moderate eye
irritation. Avoid contact with eyes or clothing. Avoid breathing
dust. Wash thoroughly with soap and water after handling.
Remove contaminated clothing and wash before reuse.
STATEMENT OF PRACTICAL TREATMENT
IF SWALLOWED: Call physician or Poison Control Center.
Drink 1 or 2 glasses of water and induce vomiting by touching
back of throat with finger. If person is unconscious, do not
give anything by mouth and do not induce vomiting. IF
INHALED: Remove victim to fresh air. If not breathing, give
artificial respiration, preferably mouth-to-mouth. Get medical
attention. IF IN EYES: Flush eyes with plenty of water. Call a
physician if irritation persists.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
It is a violation of Federal law to use this product in a manner
inconsistent with its labeling.
COCKROACHES, PALMETTOBUGS, WATERBUGS, ANTS
(excluding Carpenter Ants) AND SILVERFISH: No powder should
be visible in living areas after application. Any powder visible after
application must be brushed into cracks and crevices or removed.
Apply only in areas inaccessible to children and pets. Avoid
contamination of feed and foodstuffs. Do not use in serving areas
when food is exposed. Do not use in edible product areas. Apply
approximately 1 pound for every 1,000 square feet of living space.
Apply this product liberally in areas where cockroaches hide or
1. Under and behind appliances.
2. In plumbing voids accessible through holes, around plumbing
3. In void areas under kitchen and bathroom cabinets (Note: Many
cabinets have a gap at the top of the kickplate which offers easy
access. If not, drill a small hole at the top of the kickplate.).
4. In drawer wells of cabinets.
5. In cracks around windows, doors, baseplates, fixtures and
6. In utility rooms, under and behind hot water heaters, washers
and dryers. Be sure to dust plumbing voids.
7. In attics, around the perimeter and vent pipes, above kitchens
8. Around the perimeter of dropped ceilings.
9. Into pits of elevator shafts, dumbwaiters and trash chutes.
10. Under and behind pallets and boxes in storerooms.
STORAGE & DISPOSAL
Do not contaminate water, food or feed by storage or
STORAGE: Store in original container away from food and
feedstuffs. Keep products in a locked storage area.
DISPOSAL: Do not reuse this container. Wrap and place in
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
WITHIN FOOD AREAS AND NON-FOOD AREAS OF FOOD
FOOD HANDLING ESTABLISHMENTS: Places other than
private residences in which exposed food is held, processed,
prepared or served.
Care should be taken to avoid depositing the product onto
surfaces which are exposed or introducing the material into
the air. Avoid contamination of food or food processing
surfaces. APPLICATIONS OF THIS PRODUCT IN THE FOOD
AREA OF FOOD HANDLING ESTABLISHMENTS OTHER THAN
AS A CRACK AND CREVICE TREATMENT ARE NOT
Apply in small amounts directly into cracks and crevices
using a bellows duster or other suitable equipment capable of
applying insecticide directly. Includes areas for receiving,
storage, packing (canning, bottling, wrapping, boxing),
preparing, edible waste storage and enclosed processing
systems (mills, dairies, edible oils, syrups). Serving areas,
when food is exposed and facility is in operation, also would
be considered a food area.
SERVING AREAS: Facilities where prepared foods are served,
such as dining room, but excluding areas where food may be
prepared or held. Apply as a spot treatment to selective
surfaces such as baseboards, under elements of
constructions into cracks and crevices. Avoid treating
surfaces likely to be contacted by food. (Do not apply when
facility is in operation or foods are exposed.)
NON-FOOD AREAS: Includes garbage rooms, lavatories, floor
drains (to sewer entries and vestibules), offices, locker
rooms, machine rooms, boiler rooms, garages, mop closets
and storage (after canning or bottling). Apply to baseboard
areas, around water pipes, surfaces behind and beneath
sinks, lockers, tables, pallets and similar areas where insects
hide or through which they may enter.
SEWER TREATMENT: Apply this product at a rate not to
exceed 8 pounds per 3,000 square feet using portable
blowers or air pressure tanks.
PRETREATMENT OF NEW CONSTRUCTION (Preventive
treatment for cockroaches and drywood termites): Apply
powder to baseplates and plumbing voids at the rate of 4
pounds per 1,000 square feet. In attics, apply powder around
perimeter of attics and around vent stacks at the rate of 4
pounds per 1,000 square feet.
POULTRY HOUSES-TO CONTROL DARKLING BEETLES:
Remove birds before applying product. Apply at the rate of 1
to 2 pounds per 100 square feet over old litter or soil surface
of the poultry house. Also apply to the posts, walls, framing
and insulation of the poultry house. Do not apply directly to
manure. Evenly spread fresh litter a minimum of four inches
over all treated floor surfaces before introducing birds.
Reapply after each grow-out period or after each sanitizing
and cleaning of the poultry containment area in order to have
good beetle control.
Product is filled by weight and may settle in shipping.
Authorized for use under USDA Inspection & Grading Programs.
EPA Reg. No. 9444-129 EPA Est. No. 9444-LA-1
MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET MSDS Number 428000RV
Product Name: BORID POWDER ALL SIZES - EPA REGISTRATION # 9444-129
1. PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION
2. COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
3. HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
4. FIRST AID MEASURES
5. FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES
6. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
7. HANDLING AND STORAGE
8. EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION
IF SWALLOWED: Call a physician or Poison Control Center. Drink 1 or 2 glasses of water and induce vomiting by touching back of
throat with finger. If person is unconscious, do not give anything by mouth and do not induce vomiting. IF IN EYES: Flush eyes with
plenty of water. Call a physician if irritation persists. NOTE TO PHYSICIAN: After ingestion or absorption into the bloodstream of
large amounts (> 15gms.), symptoms may appear in 24-72 hours. Borates are readily dissipated through the urine (70% in the first 24
Sweep or vacuum. Flush area with water.
No powder should be visible in living areas after application. Any powder visible after application must be brushed into cracks and
crevices or removed. Apply only in areas inaccessible to children and pets. Avoid contamination of feed and foodstuffs. Do not use in
serving areas when food is exposed. Do not use in edible product areas. Apply approximately 1 pound for every 1,000 square feet of
Protective Gloves: Not required - avoid contact with skin.
Eye Protection: Not required - avoid contact with eyes.
Respiratory Protection: N/A
Ventilation: Local: Not required.
Mechanical: Not required.
Other protective equipment: Safety glasses to avoid possible contact with eyes is recommended.
Protective Work/Hygiene Practices: Follow label instructions.
NFPA Hazard Ratings Fire: 0 Health: 1 Reactivity: 0
NFPA 704 Ratings are subject to interpretation and are only intended for general identification of the level of the specific hazard. All
information must be considered for proper safe handling of the material.
Fire Fighting Procedures: None Required.
Unusual Fire and Explosion Hazards: None Known - Product is an inherent fire retardant.
Extinguishing Media: N/A
Manufactured by: Waterbury Companies, Inc.
P.O. Box 640
Independence, LA 70443
24-Hour Emergency Contact:
800-424-9300 or 703-527-3887
Hazardous components greater than 1.0% (0.1% if carcinogen or suspected carcinogen)
Health Hazards: Large amounts absorbed into blood stream from ingestion or through damaged skin may result in erythema, macular
rash, nausea, diarrhea, dizziness, depression, CNS effects after 24 hours, through broken skin or 36-72 hours from
ingestion. May cause slight irritation to broken skin. Animal studies have shown that ingestion of large amounts of
Borates over prolonged periods of time causes a decrease in sperm production and testicle size in male laboratory
animals and developmental effects in fetuses of pregnant female laboratory animals. No evidence of such effects in
INGESTION: Acute oral LD50 (rats) 3.16 g/Kg. May cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea in doses >15gms. EYES:
May cause slight, reversible conjunctivitis. SKIN: May cause slight irritation on damaged skin. Acute dermal LD50 >
2g/Kg (rabbits) INHALATION: Nuisance dust. May cause transitory sneezing and coughing.
Medical conditions aggravated
Potential Health Effects:
It is a violation of federal law to use this product in a manner inconsistent with its labeling. Read label. Application of this product in
the food area of food handling establishments other than as a crack and crevice treatment are not permitted.
Routes of Entry: Inhalation: Yes Ingestion: Yes Skin: Yes
Component CAS# OSHA PEL ACGIH TLV Other Limits % by wt.
Orthoboric Acid (Boric Acid) 10043-35-3 N.E. N.E. N.E. 99
Tricalcium Phosphate-Foodgrade 7758-87-4 <5
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MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET MSDS Number 428000RV
10. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
9. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
11. TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
12. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
13. DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS
15. REGULATORY INFORMATION
14. TRANSPORT INFORMATION
16. OTHER INFORMATION
Wastes resulting from the use of this product may be disposed of on site or at an approved waste facility.
Conditions to Avoid: Contact with acetic anhydride or elemental potassium.
Incompatible Materials: Acetic anhydride, elemental potassium.
Hazardous Decomposition By-products: None known.
Hazardous Polymerization Conditions: None known.
Please call the manufacturer for questions concerning the ecological effects of this product and it's constituents.
Vapor Pressure (mm Hg): N/A Boiling Point: N/A
Specific Gravity (H2O=1): N/A
Melting Point: 340 deg. F
Solubility: 4.7% @68 degrees F. Appearance/Odor: Light blue odorless powder.
Flashpoint: Not applicable. LEL: N/A
This product is authorized for use in plants operating under USDA Inspection and Grading Programs as a CATEGORY F2 Substance
Revision Notes: MSDS revised to comply with ANSI Z400.1-1998 16-Section MSDS format.
MSDS Prepared by D.D.
This Information is provided in good faith, but no warranty, expressed or implied, is made. The manufacturer believes that it is
accurate and to the best of its knowledge, and relates only to the specific material designated herein.
Product Sales Information: 800-845-3495
MSDS Information: 985-878-6751
PURE: N MIXTURE: Y SOLID: Y LIQUID: N GAS: N
FIRE: N PRESSURE: N REACTIVITY: N IMMEDIATE: Y DELAYED: N
This product should be described as:
Physical Hazards: Health Hazards:
When completing Tier II reports, the following information should be used.
N/A = Not Applicable N.E. = Not Established
DOT (USA): Not Regulated Sodium Borate N/A N/A N/A
IATA (Air): Not Regulated N/A N/A N/A N/A
IMDG (Vessel): N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
National Motor Freight Classification and LTL Class: 43520 - CLASS 55
Status Shipping Name Class ID Numbe Packing Gr
SARA Title III Section 312:
Note: See state and local regulations for specifics on reporting requirements for your facility.
This product contains no chemicals that are listed on the NTP, IARC, or OSHA carcinogen lists. Any further information on the
toxicology of the material can be obtained by contacting the manufacturer.
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