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  • Asked by Richie
    06/17/2010
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    Can BoraCare be shipped to New York State?
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    No, Bora-Care is not allowed to be shipped to New York at this time.
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  • Asked by Joseph from Pittsville, Va
    01/24/2021
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    Do I need to spray both sides of boards using Bora-Care if they are only 1 inch thick?
    I just put board and batten siding on an outdoor shed. These boards were cut from green logs and put directly on the shed. Since the boards are only an inch thick, and Boracare penetrates more than that, is there really any need to spray it on both sides of the boards?
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    If you can treat all sides of the wood when applying Boracare, that is best. However, if you can only access one side, then it would still be recommended to apply two coats of Boracare at least 20 minutes apart. If the wood is still very fresh, then it is best to let it cure for at least a few days before applying Boracare.

    Keep in mind that for prevention you can dilute Boracare at the 5:1 ratio with water, per the product label.

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  • Asked by Kris from Mexico
    05/28/2014
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    On new wood construction how long after application of Boracare can I stain the wood?
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    You should wait at least 48 hours after the application of Bora-Care before applying stain
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  • Asked by Terry from Makanda, Il
    11/24/2014
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    Powerpost beetles in rough cut oak .
    I have some rough cut white oak hardwood that is being air dried. It is slabe cut and has the natural edges of the tree. There seems to be powderpost beetles in the sapwood. Several questions 1) Should I plane the wood to final size before treating with Boracare? Boards will end up in the 3/4 or 7/8" thick size. 2) Can I paint Boracare on the oak? 3) Should I treat both sides? 4) What mixture percentage is best? 5) How long should I wait after treating with Boracare before staining the oak wood? 6) Since I am storing the oak with other hardwoods (black locust and hickory) in the air dry garage, should I treat this wood also?
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    Yes, you should cut the wood to the final size before treating with Boracare. You do not want to waste the product on wood that will not be used. Yes, Boracare can be painted on the oak. Yes, you can treat both sides. You will use a 1:1 ratio of Boracare for an active infestation. Once the product is dry, you can do whatever you want with the wood, such as staining it. If you would like to treat the other wood, you can. If you have not seen activity though, it may not be necessary. Let me know if you have any additional questions.
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  • Asked by Lamar from Athens Ga
    01/07/2020
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    I treated approximately 400 salvaged old growth pine boards, some infested some not. Sprayed all four sides.
    I treated approximately 400-500 salvaged old growth pine 2x6 boards, some infested some not.Using 7 gallons mixed 1/1, sprayed all four sides. now it is all covered with white crystals. I have wiped some of the boards down with water but the crystals return after week or so. These boards were to be used as interior walls. How do I keep this crystallization from reoccurring?
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    There are a few things that could cause Boracare to leave residue once the application has dried. One possibility is that the solution was not mixed completely before it was applied. Boracare is best mixed in a separate container such as a 5 gallon bucket and using an impeller-type mixer such as one you would use to mix paint. If Boracare is applied very heavily (to the point of runoff), then there can be excess product which the wood cannot absorb, and that could dry in a whitish finish on the surface of the wood. Next, when you have very old wood there could be little to no moisture left in the wood, and that moisture is how the Boracare penetrates through the wood. So this really would go back to just using more Boracare than the wood can absorb. Finally, if there were any kind of finish on the wood such as paint, stain, etc., then this would have to be removed completely before you could apply Boracare or other borate products.

    You can use warm soapy water and a scrub brush to remove any excess product that may leave residue on the wood.

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  • Asked by Robert from Mount Olive Al.
    08/16/2013
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    Will Bora-Care kill carpenter bees? How long will the treatment last?
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    Boracare is not labeled for carpenter bee control as the boracare must be ingested to affect the insect. Carpenter bees only tear away at the wood, they dont eat it like termites do so they normally will not be affected. Carpenter bees are normally less attracted to treated wood but even after sealing the wood, you could use a residual spray like Cyonara 9.7 to spray across the wood to kill them just from landing on the treated surface. Bora-Care lasts for the life of the wood.
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  • Asked by Casey from San Antonio, Tx
    04/24/2019
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    How long do I need to wait after the application of Boracare before I can apply finish?
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    You will need to allow the wood to dry completely before applying the finish. We would recommend waiting at least 3-5 days after the Boracare application. 

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  • Asked by A from Florida
    05/10/2019
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    Will Bora-Care kill palmetto bugs?
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    Bora-Care will not kill palmetto bugs.  It is labeled for wood-destroying insects such as termites, carpenter ants, powderpost beetles, etc.  Insects need to ingest wood that has been treated with Bora-Care in order for it to kill them.  

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  • Asked by Jim from 19
    06/07/2015
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    Can an insecticide for controlling adult powder post beetles be applied at the same time as Boracare for larva?
    Treating infested black locust structural posts in a home.
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    We would recommend using Boracare first. Once the product has dried and a sealant has been used, then an insecticide can be used. Please let us know if you have any additional questions.
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  • Asked by Margaret from Penang, Malaysia
    11/11/2016
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    How to get rid of wood borers?
    I have infestation of wood borers in my bedroom/bathroom! The local pest control companies have been very ineffective! They sprayed 3 times!
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    The most popular product we sell for wood-destroying beetles such as powderpost beetles is Boracare. This is a borate wood treatment that can be used on any raw wood that is absorbed into the wood and stays there. You should dilute and apply Boracare at a 1:1 ratio with water when treating active insect infestations. Please keep in mind that we only ship within the US.

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  • Asked by Richard from El Cerrito
    03/24/2014
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    Can Boracare be used on interior wood on a boat?
    I have a fiberglass sailboat with wood trim pieces. I believe I have dry wood termites eating away at only a few pieces of the wood trim, but also in areas of the boat's hull; which is plywood sandwiched in between two layers of fiberglass. Is this product safe to use on these areas of sandwiched plywood? In other words will it have a negative effect on the small portion of fiberglass encompassing the plywood core?
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    The interior wood pieces that are exposed will have to be stripped prior to the application if they are painted or stained. The manufacturer has told us that Boracare is not corrosive and it should not harm the interior of the fiberglass that touches the wood. For more information you may want to contact Nisus directly by calling 800-264-0870
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  • Asked by Ken from Los Angeles, Ca
    03/18/2017
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    I have a wooden door that I am repairing. Should I use Boracare, Termidor SC, or Adonis WP to treat it?
    I have the interior of the door exposed and I want to treat for drywood termites. Which product will be the longest lasting and the best? I have all three.
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    If the raw wood of the door is exposed, then Boracare is definitely the product you want to use. Mix it at a 5:1 ratio for termite prevention or a 1:1 ratio for an active infestation and spray as many sides of the wood that you can get to. Boracare will soak into the wood and last for the life of the wood to protect it from wood destroying insects and fungus.

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  • Asked by Gary from Roanoke, Va
    03/27/2018
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    Treating a "finished" hardwood floor with Bora-Care for Powder Post Beetles
    We have a finished hardwood floor that is infested with Powder Post Beetles. Since the floor is finished I cannot treat. If I treat the sub floor in the crawl space will it penetrate all the way up to the hardwood?
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    Bora-Care will only penetrate the wood it is applied to.  For floor that is stained you will either have to pull it up and treat the unfinished underside or sand down the top to the raw wood and apply.

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  • Asked by Jim from Oquossoc, Maine 04964
    07/21/2013
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    Can Boracare be used on stained logs of 100 year old cabin?
    This cabin is the Maine woods. It has some powder-post beetle activity. I want to insulate and put siding over the logs. First I want to de-activate existing infestation. What to use?
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    Boracare is the best treatment option for any type of wood destroying insect including powder post beetles. However, no matter how new or old the wood is Boracare can only be used on wood in its raw natural state. If the logs have any type of stain or finish on them you would need to either sand it off and apply Boracare and re-stain it, or drill holes periodically through the areas where you have activity and inject Boracare into the center of the wood. Please let us know if you have any other questions.
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  • Asked by Rc from Garden Grove, Ca
    10/28/2019
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    Can Boracare be sprayed in a garage?
    Planning to spray the raw wood in our garage but we have appliances and stuff that can’t be removed like washer and dryer, garage door and opener, and water heater. Can we still spray if we cover them with tarp? What’s the effect to metal and electrical wiring? Thanks.
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    Yes, Boracare can be applied in your garage.  It will not affect metal or wiring.  

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  • Asked by Dave from Carlisle Pa
    09/06/2014
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    Is there some that can be sprayed inside framed walls that would create a long-term barrier?
    Building a new home. Wondering if there is something out there that can be sprayed into the enclosed (but not yet insulated or drywalled) home to create a long-term bug barrier. DIY or professional. Thanks for any input.
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    BoraCare is a wood preservative that can be sprayed directly on the wood studs to kill wood destryoying insects and last indefinately, it never goes away. As far as other general insect pests, a broad spectrum insecticide dust such as Cimexa Dust can be applied inside of the wall void to kill a wide variety of insects. Cimexa Dust will normally last at least 10 years when left undisturbed and can be applied prior to installing sheetrock or drywall or through the openeing of faceplates of electrical outlets and light switches once drywall is installed. Both of these products are designed for long term control. Please be sure to read the product label for complete use instructions. 
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  • Asked by Long from Winnetka,ca
    08/23/2014
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    Will Boracare cause mold?
    Should I get boracare with boracare mold control?
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    Boracare will not cause mold and the Boracare with Mold Care is only needed if you are trying to treat for mold that is currently there or to help prevent it in an area like a crawl space that has a moisture problem. 
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  • Asked by Ramses from Dominican Republic
    11/06/2011
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    Do you have any info about woodworm treatment?
    I need to know what do you recommend to treat this woodworm and what products can I use? Thanks.
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    Woodworm is a wide term that could mean several different species of wood boring beetle larvae, but Powder Post Beetles are the most common wood boring beetle homeowners have trouble with. You did not indicate where exactly you are having this problem and that would have helped us determine exactly what products you would need. We recommend you take a few moments to read our article How to Get Rid of Powder Post Beetles to learn more about how to control this pest. Boracare is the top selling product on the market for powder post beetle infestations.
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  • Asked by Jerry from Roseboro, N.c. 28382
    03/07/2015
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    Will Boracare work on salt treated floor joist under a house?
    I had recent termite and moisture damage on a recently purchased house. I removed all damaged flooring structure and replaced it with salt treated floor joist. I am placing moisture barriers on surface of ground. I need to know if Boracare will penetrate this type of lumber. Thanks.
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    Bora-Care should only be applied to raw wood. It will not penetrate through any wood that has been pre-treated. Wood that is not painted, stained, sealed, pressure treated or any other pre-treatment on the woods surface.
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  • Asked by Bridget from L.a. Ca.
    09/20/2014
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    What product would kill fungus growth in rattan furniture
    I noticed the leg of my sofa is softening in spots and looks like it is rotting. I want to stop the rot and strengthen the leg.
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    For furniture your options are limited for treatment. If the wood is in its all natural raw state without any stains or finishes on it you can use a product like Boracare. Boracare will absorb all the way into the wood and eliminate Wood Destroying Fungus, termites and other wood-destroying insects that is effecting it and last for the life of the wood. It does not stain the wood or leave behind any visible residue, but becomes one with the wood and any insect that ingests it dies.

    If the furniture has a finish on it, you would either have to drill holes throughout it and inject something like the Boracare or a foam, or the option most go with, hire a

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