We really cannot guess what the insect may be. We recommend either trying to gather a sample of the pest for a pest ID or calling a pest control operator in to give a free or low cost inspection to help you make the pest ID. Once you know for sure what pest you have, you can choose the correct treatment method.
BORACARE can safely be used on the board as long as you stain after it has dried.
Bora-Care will remain for the life of the treated wood, so no retreatments are necessary.
If wood treated with Boracare is regularly exposed to moisture, then this exposure can absolutely start to break down the Boracare residual and leave the wood vulnerable to fungus or other damage. For best control, you should always aim to permanently correct any moisture issues in the area.
Yes, after the Bora-Care has dried, you can sand and finish the wood. It usually takes 24-48 hours to fully dry. Nothing harmful is released into the air in doing so.
Bora-Care is too thick of a liquid to be used in any type of fogger. It can be foamed into wall voids, or sprayed or painted directly onto raw, untreated wood only. If you cannot directly access the wood that needs to be treated, foaming with Bora-Care normally is the best solution, although it will only penetrate into wood that it is directly contacting.
Boracare cannot be used to treat fruit or any other types of trees, as it would kill any type of plant life. If you can give us more information about what kind of pest you need to treat, we will be happy to recommend a different product for your needs.
You want the siding to be dry when you are applying Boracare per the label. It needs to be able to soak in to the dry wood.
We cannot guarantee the effectiveness of BORACARE past 3 years. We would recommend to purchase fresh product.
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.
Boracare should not leave any kind of visible residue once it has dried. If you are seeing spots that look shiny, this is usually because these areas have not yet fully dried. In most cases, it takes 24-48 hours for a Boracare application to dry thoroughly.
Yes. 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 and then seal.