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.
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" >
Boracare is the best product we have to treat raw wood for powerpost beetles or other similar wood-boring insects. Boracare is there for the life of the wood, however, in very old wood there may not be enough moisture for the Boracare to get all the way to the center of larger beams. Unfortunately, you must have a special chamber to fumigate individual items - an antique dealer can often give a referral - otherwise you would need to have a professional company come out to tent and treat the entire structure. You can do a full pre-construction treatment with Boracare or Timbor on the new raw structural wood to help prevent infestations of wood-boring beetles, carpenter ants, termites, and wood decay fungus.
Bora-Care would be the best product to use, applied twice to the three surfaces you can get to. It will penetrate up to 4 inches with 1 application, and up to 8 with 2. If you choose to drill you should drill whatever size hole you need based on what you have available to inject the Bora-care with. Typically if you have an injection piece of equipment, 1/4 inch or 1/8 inch holes are used. Please see this technical bulletin from the manufacturers of Bora-Care that explains about drilling and injecting into wood. See page 5 and it will give specifics about the drill pattern, etc.
We would recommend contacting the manufacturer of Boracare directly to see if this application would be safe or harmful to the bees. You can reach Nisus directly at 800-264-0870.
Wood just needs to be dry before applying Bora-Care. There is no specifics on the time of day it should be applied. As long as you are not expecting rain in the next 48 hours. It can take up to 48 hours for it to dry after application. It should dry clear when mixed as directed and would not affect stain once dry.
Bora-Care can only be applied to raw wood that has not been painted, stained or sealed. You would need to sand the wood down to the original raw state before applying.
Per the manufacturer, yes, Boracare can be applied to wood that has been treated with a concrobium product.