Bora-Care - Questions & Answers

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  • Asked by Martha from Shelby, Nc 28150
    08/19/2013
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    What wormlike insect is making holes in my sheetrock?
    Hi, Beside a window in a bedroom in my house twice I have seen something coming out of a small hole in my wall that looked almost like a small fuzzy worm. But looking more closely it was something with sawdust on it and it stuck straight out from the very small hole in the wall. What do you think it is. I am also noticing tiny pencil lead size holes in my finished hardwood floors. I am really concerned. Please help me know what to do.
    A

    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.

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  • Asked by Jesse from Elkin
    10/02/2016
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    Can I use BoraCare on a kitchen table that I'm making that has wood borers?
    I have two oak board with some wood bore holes. Just two small places. Can I use BoraCare on the table top and then finished it without it being a danger of putting food on it? I have just received a gallon and the instructions do not address this issue to my satisfaction.
    A

    BORACARE can safely be used on the board as long as you stain after it has dried.

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  • Asked by Tamara from Louisville
    05/23/2018
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    How long does a Boracare treatment last?
    A

    Bora-Care will remain for the life of the treated wood, so no retreatments are necessary.

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  • Asked by Travis from Medina
    10/16/2017
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    Can wood fungus grow back after being treated with Bora-Care?
    A white film is on the plywood that was treated with Bora care.
    A

    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.

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  • Asked by Vanessa from Brunswick Georgia
    04/29/2013
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    What is the best termiticide to treat termites in the studs of the house?
    A
    First identify them as either Subterranean or drywood termites. If drywood termites Boracare is usually chosen if you need to protect the wood for long term control of wood infesting pests. Boracare penetrates into untreated wood and will eliminate current infestations of termites and it will prevent infestations of termites, carpenter ants, powderpost beetles and wood destroying fungus when used as directed on the Product Label. If Sub-termites you may want to use a termite foam such as Termidor Foam.
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  • Asked by Steven from Zeeland, Mi
    04/16/2018
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    Is it safe to sand wood after it has been treated with Bora-Care?
    Can I use wood treated with this product to build things after it has dried? Does sanding it release anything that is harmful to humans or pets?
    A

    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.

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  • Asked by Jim from Clarksville, Tn
    03/07/2018
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    Can Boracare be cold fogged in a crawl space?
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    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.  

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  • Asked by Robert from Tulare, Ca
    05/18/2016
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    Can Boracare be used on fruit trees?
    A

    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. 

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  • Asked by John from Tenn
    05/27/2016
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    Can I spray Boracare are while wood is damp?
    I have board n batten pine siding I'm going to clean it with bleach
    A

    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.

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  • Asked by Clark from Reynolds Georgia
    07/23/2013
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    When do you treat rough cut lumber with boracare? Imediately after logs are sawed, or after the drying stage?
    I am building a barn, and I am having the wood cut from trees off of my property. The wood will be cut in the upcoming weeks, then stacked under the lean-to section of the barn to dry. Do I need to spray boracare on the wood as it is stacked? Wait until it dries out then spray? or wait until I put it on the side of the barn then apply boracare. Any help is greatly appreciated.
    A
    You can apply Boracare to the wood at any of the stages described. You can paint it, spray it, or foam it on the raw dead wood.
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  • Asked by Andrew from Princeton Nj
    07/17/2016
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    Can Bora-care still be used after the 3 year shelf life mentioned on website?
    I saw one answer with the shelf life of Bora-care being 3 years - I have some older than 3 years - would it still be effective, can I use but dilute it less etc?
    A

    We cannot guarantee the effectiveness of BORACARE past 3 years. We would recommend to purchase fresh product. 

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  • Asked by Ian from Londonderry, Vermont
    10/01/2013
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    I am looking to treat 150 year old hand hewn beams out of an antique barn and want to know if Boracare will
    turn the wood darker.
    A
    Bora-Care dries on clear and is made that way so you can stain, paint, or seal any piece of wood after using it and will not make the wood darker after application.
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  • Asked by David from Kaneohe Hawaii
    08/26/2014
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    Can you ship Bora-Care to Hawaii, and how much would it cost?
    I have dry wood termites in cabinets in some hard to reach places. I have tried Term-Out, and it does not work.
    A
    Yes, Boracare can be shipped to HI. For exact shipping costs, we would recommend calling and speaking to one of our representatives. The phone number is 866-581-7378. Our business hours are Monday-Friday 9am-5pm EST. They will need to know the exact quantity you are ordering and your shipping zip code. Please let us know if you have any additional questions.
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  • Asked by John from Greensboro
    04/19/2015
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    Does Bora-Care come in a smaller quantity?
    A
    Currently, Bora-Care is only offered in a gallon size concentrated container.
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  • Asked by Kelly from Singapore
    07/25/2013
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    How do you use Bora Care to treat kitchen cabinet infested by carpenter ants?Can I get Bora Care in Singapore?
    A
    Boracare should only be used to prevent carpenter ants. We do not recommend using it to treat a current infestation. Once the ant gallery has already been establsihed Boracare will not be very effective.  You can treat the current infestation by using carpenter ant bait or by direct treating with aproduct like Phanotm  Aerosol or Termidor Foam.
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  • Asked by William from Florida
    06/18/2013
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    Can I apply boracare with an airless sprayer at 1:1 mix?
    I need to treat the beams underneath my old, wood home and want to do it as easily and quickly as possible.
    A
    Boracare is a viscus solution so it could have the potential to clog your sprayer. Please contact the manufacturer Nisus at 800-264-0870 to verify Boracare will not clog your specific sprayer.
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  • Asked by Benny from Chula Vista Ca91910
    05/03/2012
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    What diameter of holes do I drill in every 6 inches to inject boracare? And Boracare will be mixed with water?
    A

    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. 

    Bora-Care Remedial Technical Bulletin

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  • Asked by Michael
    07/18/2016
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    Does Boracare leave a shiny/glossy kind of residue?
    I used Boracare underneath my foyer. Mixed 1:1 of water:Boracare with drill for 5 to 10 minutes in warm to hot water. Used right away. Some spots have a shiny or glossy look to the wood and I just want to make sure this is normal and it seeped into the wood.
    A

    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. 

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  • Asked by Jonathan from Corte Madera, Ca
    08/31/2019
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    Can Thompsons Water Seal be applied over Bora-Care?
    A

    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.

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  • Asked by Don from Gilroy,ca.
    03/15/2012
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    When applying bora-care in drilled holes behind drywall is it best to spray or foam?
    A
    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.
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