It is important to keep pets and/or animals out of the area while Boracare is being applied. Once the product has dried completey, it is safe for individuals or pets to return to the area.
No, there are no fumes that will come out of a crawl space.
Bora-Care does not have an odor.
There is only one available now, the regular Bora-Care. Per the manufacturer, Bora-Care commercial was for a special legal circumstance only in Florida with respect to labeling. It has been discontinued, and is the same product as regular Bora-Care.
The best way to protect yourself when using any type of insecticide is to read and follow the product label. Page 2 of the Termidor SC product label? specifically tells you what precautions need to be taken before, during and after the application. You only need to wear a face mask if you will be doing the application in a poorly ventilated or enclosed area. All other applications will require you to wear long sleeves, long pants, shoes and socks and gloves. Be sure to wash your hands after the application before you eat, drink, chew gum or use the restroom.
For treating termites in an attic space, Bora-Care is the go to product. Bora-Care is a wood treatment product that you can apply directly on the wood in the attic. Bora-Care can be applied to any wood that is not painted, stained, or sealed. Bora-Care will penetrate directly into the wood and kill the termites in the wood and also protect it long term. Your only option in an attic space is to treat the termites directly.
Both ?Termidor SC? (fipronil for termites) and Bora-Care? will work, but Bora-Care? is typically the better one to use for this situation. Termidor SC? is not a wood treatment product, so for it to work you have to drill holes EXACTLY where the termites are and it has to touch the termites to work. If you miss where they are, it will not work. Also, Termidor SC? does not really have any residual in the wood, so after you treat inside the wood with Termidor SC and it dries, that wood is exposed for future termite and beetle infestations.
Bora-Care is a one-time treatment unless the wood is removed or water conditions like exposure to rainfall or flooding weaken the treatment. If you are applying 2 coats of Bora-Care because you can only access 1 or 2 sides of the wood to be treated, then you need to wait at least 20 minutes between coats, allowing the Bora-Care to absorb before applying the second coat.
Bora-Care can be applied to any raw wood that is not painted, stained or sealed so yes it can be brushed on to the underside of the flooring. It will only prevent termites from entering the wood that it is applied to and will penetrate up to 4 inches with one application. It should be applied until the wood is just wet but not dripping. Most of the time termites would have to eat through the sub-floor to get into the hardwood floors above, but there is no 100% guarantee that the termites will enter this way. Treating the sub-floor would also ensure the termites do not get into the sub-floor as well. If you want the hardwood floors better protected, you should treat all exposed wood also as long as they are unfinished. Please see page 10 of the Bora-Care label. Table A on page 10 will tell you how many lineal feet of board the bora-care will treat based on thickness. The tabel tells you how many lineal feet a DILUTED gallon will treat
Boracare can be used on ANY raw wood that is not painted, stained, or sealed. Even hardwoods. Since it dries on clear, it is no problem to stain, paint, or seal when you are done or apply a clear coat finish.
You should apply Boracare to raw wood. You can then apply any stain, sealant, or paint after the Boracare application has dried, usually 24-48 hours.
It is not necessary to sand wood that is raw when treating with Bora-Care. If the wood is painted, stained or sealed then you would want to sand first and then treat.