Bora-Care is not repellent, it is a wood preservative that insects ingest while feeding on treated wood. It is used to protect wood from infestations or treat active infestations. Termidor cannot be used to treat soil around a tree it can only be used adjacent to a structure.
Termites do not attack live, healthy trees. If the tree has been damaged by termites it would be advisable to remove the tree and perform a liquid termite soil treatment around the home with Termidor SC to ensure subterranean termites to not find a food source inside of your home. Please take a few minutes to read our article How to Perform a Termite Treatment which will explain how to do the treatment in laymens terms and also explain any needed equipment. Most folks find that they only need a 5 gallon bucket and perhaps a drill in some situations. You should follow the Termidor product label and you should mix Termidor with water as specified.
The water that Boracare is mixed with will eventually evaporate, and it will dry. You could also wash the product off the tarp and reuse it.
It should be fine to use Bora-Care on the wood as the information we can find on the Spectracide product does not indicate that it penetrates into the wood like the Bora-Care does.
565 PLUS XLO will kill termites or any other insects on contact. However, keep in mind that most swarming termites will die on their own in about a day. You should determine what kinds of termites are in the area (either Drywood or Subterranean) so that you can address the larger issue at hand, which is that there is a mature termite colony in the area. Bora-Care should only be applied to raw, natural wood for treating wood destroying insects. If you are treating for swarmers, we recommend spot treating voids with Fuse Foam and using Taurus SC in a trenched and drilled holes for termites. Please take a few moments to review our treatment article on How to Get Rid of Termites for a successful treatment program.
Bora-Care will only penetrate through the wood that it is applied to. So if you have other wood placed on top of already treated wood you would need to treat that as well.
Bora-Care is designed to penetrate the wood so you do not need to seal the beam after application.
Unless a dye was added to the Bora-Care at the time of application, you would not be able to tell if the wood in your crawlspace has been treated or not.
When using Bora-Care on painted wood, you should drill a hole every 6 inches up/down the stud/posts to ensure good coverage.
Unfortunately the Boracare? is not labeled for or to repel carpenter bees. For carpenter bees, we would recommend using our? Carpenter Bee Kit. It has everything inside of it to do a complete treatment for bees. Please also check out our? Carpenter Bee Guide? for wonderful tips on how to treat and prevent them in the future.<body id="cke_pastebin" >
Bora-Care may crystallize on some surfaces or stain drywall.