For most pre-treatments, you will do a 5:1 ratio. You will use 1 gallon of Bora-Care to 5 gallons of hot water.
For framed wood surfaces above ground, apply a 1:1 solution. Treat remainder of structural wood in a 5:1 solution. Concentrate application in areas susceptible to attack, to include all sills, plates, floor joists, piers, girders and subfloors. Treat all exterior wood including siding, facias, soffits, eaves, roofing, porches, decks and railing. If Bora-Care is the sole preventative treatment for subterranean termites, a 1:1 solution must be used.
Buildings on crawl spaces and basements (preventative and pretreatment) – Use a 1:1 solution and apply in a 2 foot uninterrupted band to all structural wood surfaces in crawl spaces and basements. To prevent termite shelter tubes on crawlspace walls, apply to concrete or block walls in a 2 foot band up from the ground on interior wall surfaces. Apply at the rate of one gallon to 400 square feet of surface area.
Yes, allowing Boracare to freeze can make it ineffective. It should be stored in a controlled temperature area out of direct sunlight and extreme temperatures. You also want to avoid applying any product in below freezing temperatures because the water part of the mixture can separate and freeze
You really want to avoid applying any product in below freezing temperatures because the water part of the mixture can separate and freeze.
No, you would not mix Bora-Care with Termidor SC for a single application. Bora-Care is a wood treatment product that is great for drywood termites. Termidor SC is made to adhere to soil and is poured in a 6-inch deep trench that is dug around the foundation of the home. So depending on which type of termite you have will determine which product would be best for you.
There is no reason why BORACARE would not work when applied over Concrobium. We always recommend to take care of the mold first then treat with Boracare.
Boracare can be mixed with hot water or used as a foaming agent. The amount of water will depend of the if you are doing a treatment for an active infestation or for preventative.
Foaming is the preferred method when treating voids. To foam a product you need a poly foamer to apply the foam and our ProFoam Foaming Concentrate which is an expanding liquid you need to mix with the solution. You would mix the Bora-Care with water in a one gallon poly foamer, then pour in the foaming agent, then mix it all together and pump up the poly foamer. You are now ready to foam voids.
Yes, Bora-Care will work on pressure treated wood. Bora-Care will become a second layer of protection and it might make the wood look aged but it will work.
Yes, after the Bora-Care has dried, you can sand and finish the wood. It usually takes 24-48 hours to fully dry.
Boracare will only penetrate up to 8 inches with 2 applications done at the ratios listed on the product label, depending on if you are treating for an active infesation or prevention as well as the type of wood it is being applied. Applying multiple times would not make it penetrate any deeper. You should do your best to only mix enough solution for the job you are doing that day to prevent having to discard any solution. Any unused solution can be dumped out right up against the foundation of the structure taking care not to get it on plants.
You would indeed remove all food products from the cabinet. You would need to apply the Boracare to the raw wood, let it dry for at least 48 hours and then seal the wood with stain, paint, etc. After that has been completed you can put food products back in the cabinet.
Once Boracare is applied, it is recommended that you wait at least three days for the product to dry and soak through the entire piece of wood. Do not wait longer than six weeks to re-sand/stain/seal the floor.