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  • Asked by Brian from La Mesa, Ca
    09/23/2019
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    If Boracare is a repellant, why would they eat it?
    Would they not just move on to untreated wood? I would also like to know if I can pour Termidor around the base of a tree that has termites in dead branches.
    A

    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. 

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  • Asked by Andrew from Augusta, Ga
    08/31/2014
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    Reclaimed Wood with Post Hole Beetle Infestation
    I have roughly 200 Sq ft of reclaimed barn wood that I'm trying to use to build some tables, night stands, etc with. It's all 1 inch thick and has signs of a current infestation of post hole beetles. (Fresh powder around new holes). I think boracare would be my best bet because it will penetrate throughout from one side. Should 1 gallon cover this and leave me a good bit left over? Can I just treat from one side? Will it leave any residue or color behind that will not allow me to use the wood for projects? I really want to salvage this wood because it's so hard to find good reclaimed wood. Please let me know if I have any other options as well.
    A
    Bora-Care is the best wood treatment product available.  Bora-Care will penetrate through the wood and kill the larvae eating the wood no matter where they are in the wood and will penetrate up to 4 inches with one application so applying to only one side of 1 inch thick wood will be fine.  One gallon should be enough but please refer to the Dimensional Lumber Bulletin.  Bora-Care will dry clear and not leave any visable residue when used as directed.
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  • Asked by Chris from Marietta, Ok
    04/21/2015
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    How do we keep termites out of a barn?
    We recently purchased a property that had a termite problem in the past and is surrounded by Oak Trees. I plan to use Dominion around the house and shed, but the barn is exposed wood beams and old telephone poles. We will be enclosing the barn and insulating it for horses, and would like to protect the wooden beams. What should we do to keep the termites out of the rafters and support beams?
    A
    Dominion is a great choice to put up your perimeter treatment. You would want to treat the beams and rafters with Boracare.  You can spray or paint the mixture on. 
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  • Asked by Clay from Seattle, Wa
    07/21/2015
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    Does BoraCare overspill stay sticky on plastic floor tarps?
    I'm going to paint/spray on a wood ceiling. Is the overspray/drippage onto my plastic floor tarps going to dry completely so it's not a problem walking on them and I can use the tarps again? Or is the overspray/drippage always going to be sticky since it's going to be sitting on the surface of the plastic instead of soaking into bare wood?
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    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.
     

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  • Asked by Eric from New London, Ohio
    09/15/2011
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    Preventative treatment on timber-frame barn
    We are replacing the siding on a timber frame barn which has 12"x12" uprights, 8x8 and 4x4 stringers/braces. Before we put up the pre-primed yellow pine siding, we want to apply preventative BoraCare. How long do we have to wait before mounting the siding? Is the 5:1 the right dilution for prevention? Does it make more sense to use a roller or sprayer? We will be working from a lift and will have easy access to 3 faces of the wood (The interior face is a bit inconvenient from the exterior of the building.) If any areas show an active infestation, do we just switch to the 1:1 dilution and apply as above? Thanks!
    A
    Actually the 5:1 Boracare treatment is only if you wanting to prevent against drywood termites and powder post beetles.  If you live in an area that has subterranean termites which you probably do since subs are much more common than drywood termites and powder post beetles, you should use a 1:1 treatment for treatment of existing termites and for prevention of subterranean termites.  We always recommend a 1:1 treatment because then you have the highest level of protection no matter what you are dealing with or what is in your area.  Also, if there is something active in the wood that you don't know about, the 1:1 treatment will take care of it. Most people apply using a sprayer but it is completely up to you.  Typically you only have to wait about 4 hours before mounting the wood you treated. It does dry quickly most of the time.
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  • Asked by Tuan from San Jose, Ca
    11/21/2016
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    Can I use Bora-care on top of Spectracide Terminate Termite Killing Foam ?
    I sprayed Spectracide Terminate Termite Killing Foam on wood 2 week ago.
    A

    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.

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  • Asked by James from Richmond Va
    07/23/2014
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    What do I use in crawl space to clean wood of fungus?
    A
    Mold Clean will not prevent the fungus, but will remove staining and discoloration. We would recommend using Boracare with Moldcare as it will treat and prevent mold and wood boring insects. It should be applied prior to the application.
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  • Asked by Timothy from Glenville, Pa
    05/05/2013
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    What is the solution for exterminating existing termites, future termites, & future mold/fungi?
    As a contractor I often get into a project which starts as a roof or siding leak and evolves into termite, ants, & mold infestation. I want a product that will exterminate the existing problems and provide treatment for the future.
    A
    Boracare, if applied to raw untreated wood will penetrate up to 4in and provide protection against wood boring insects for the lifetime of the wood. For mold care, Boracare with Moldcare would be great option.
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  • Asked by Mike from Arizona
    09/20/2017
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    Will Bora-Care also kill swarmers?
    I have a lot of swarmers coming out of my walls. If I foam this into the walls, will it kill the existing swarmers or only the other termites that eat the wood? If not, how do I kill the existing swarmers since they don't eat wood?
    A

    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.

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  • Asked by Joe from Scranton, Pa
    10/20/2014
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    How much wood to treat for Powderpost Beetles?
    Found two joist where they exit and saw dust I sprayed the area near (borecare) , only 1/2 the basement and entire beam where I saw holes. and the flooring above. Do I need to do entire basement, i.e. sill plates etc or just do near the area where damage occurred?
    A
    Applying Boracare where you had the damage should be sufficient. While Boracare does aborb completely through the wood, it will not spread throughout to untreated parts of the wood. If there are already eggs in the wood that is not treated, you will have to reapply the Boracare if and when you notice activity or damage.
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  • Asked by Mike from Punta Gorda, Fl
    02/07/2020
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    Before install, I treated 3/4 plywood subfloor on bottom side with Bora-Care
    Now that plywood is installed on treated joists, Is it necessary to treat top side as well?
    A

    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.

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  • Asked by Walter from Mcgregor, Tx
    06/12/2012
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    Boracare for Black Polycaon Beetle: What percentage of product to use?
    In my office, the floor is stained, the walls have been painted, the furniture is stained or varnished...except for the inside of a large pine cabinet and some inner parts of my cherry wood desk. The beetles were introduced within a week or two via some driftwood used as a decoration. It was ordered from a source in Florida. I captured one and had it identified by a Entomologist. The others are "somewhere." I plan on using this product only on the exposed wood and using a paintbrush to apply it. Is this a wise course of action? Also, what percentage of the product should I use with water, being that the worst case scenario is that eggs have been laid? Thanks!
    A
    On any wood that is not stained, painted or treated you can apply Boracare at a 1:1 ratio to help control the active infestation of these boring beetles. Be sure to read over the Boracare product label for complete usage instructions. You can also treat topically with a product such as D-Force HPX for any adult beetles that are crawling around on the surfaces of objects.
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  • Asked by Vietta from Westminster, California
    04/01/2017
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    I sprayed Tim-Bor in my attic last year. Can I spray Bora-Care there now?
    A

    Yes, you can treat the same wood with the Bora-Care.  The previous application of Timbor will have no affect on the absorption. Both products are borate-based and become one with the wood after application.

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  • Asked by Patrick from Greenville Wi
    10/15/2018
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    I want to use Bora-Carere to treat an old barn beam. Do I need to seal the beam with anything afterwards?
    A

    Bora-Care is designed to penetrate the wood so you do not need to seal the beam after application. 

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  • Asked by Richard from Coolville Ohio
    10/18/2011
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    Will Bora-Care treat a log house after it has been treated with an exterior treatment about 2 years ago?
    A
    Bora-Care will not penetrate through any type of paint, stain, sealant or other product.  It is true that stains and sealants will wear off over time, but it is hard to tell how much is left and how much Bora-Care will be able to penetrate through.  Some of our customers treat anyways and feel it is better that some make it through and some not, than not to try to treat at all.  So this is a decision you have to make on your own.
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  • Asked by Martha from Sc
    01/30/2017
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    How can i tell if Bora-Care has been applied to my crawlspace?
    I am purchasing a house. The owners were supposed to have it treated for powder post beetles and termites. I am not sure that they have.
    A

    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. 

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  • Asked by Allan from Cleveland, Oh
    05/30/2018
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    Boracare application
    Cedar outdoor arbor that's painted. I want to treat 4"x10" by drilling down from top and filling holes with Boracare. Would this work?
    A

    When using Bora-Care on painted wood, you should drill a hole every 6 inches up/down the stud/posts to ensure good coverage.

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  • Asked by James from Tallassee, Tn
    05/08/2018
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    Will Bora-Care repel Carpenter Bees?
    A

    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.

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  • Asked by C from Blossburg, Pa
    09/26/2018
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    Will overspray from Bora-Care stain drywall or painted concrete?
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    Bora-Care may crystallize on some surfaces or stain drywall.

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  • Asked by Lawrence from Freeland
    05/04/2015
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    Will Boracare application prior to staining be effective for powder post beetles?
    I have cleaned fir siding down to bare wood surface. I am now planning on applying TWP 1500 series stain.
    A
    Yes, you may stain wood that has been treated with BoraCare. You should allow areas treated with BoraCare to dry for 24-48 hours before touching or painting them. 
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