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
Bora-Care should only be applied to raw wood. It will not penetrate through any wood that has been pre-treated. Polyurethane is equivalent to applying paint, so the best process would indeed to be strip the finish and apply Boracare as this is the only product that will penetrate through the wood and eliminate the existing infestation and prevent future infestations.
You could use a product called Boracare on the barrels but you would be required to seal the inside of the wine barrel after application. The red/white wine stain will not affect the application, only if it were stained with an actual wood stain or sealant.
Our liquid concentrate Taurus SC would be a great non-repellent that is great for soil applications for subterranean termites and is successful in termite colony eradication . Bora-Care alone will kill the dry wood termites very effectively. Non-repellents do not kill on contact. They have a delay kill which is what you want for termites. Bora-Care will kill termites much faster than a non-repellent product which can take up to 90 days to kill the termite colony. We suggest just using Bora-Care since it is the #1 treatment on the market for dry wood termites. For more helpful information, please check out our treatment article on How to Get Rid of Drywood Termites.
Bora-Care will penetrate through the wood and kill any insect eating the wood no matter where they are in the wood. However, it can only be applied to raw wood so you would need to apply it to the side that is not painted. It cannot be applied to wood that is painted, stained, or sealed. If your wood is painted, stained, or sealed, then you will need to drill holes and inject Bora-Care or sand the finish off of the wood, treat with Bora-Care, and then refinish the wood
Bora-Care will remain for the life of the treated wood, so no retreatments are necessary.
Yes, you can apply paint or stain (oil or water based) to the wood 48 hours after it has been treated with Bora-Care.
Bora-Care is meant to be applied on all surfaces of raw, unfinished wood so it penetrates all the way to the center of the wood, and will last the lifetime of the wood.
Boracare should only be applied directly to wood. We would recommend using something like Termidor Foam in the wall voids. This product will be injected at the studs of the wall. Termidor Foam is a non-repellent so the termites do not know they are coming in contact with it. You can drill holes in the stud every 10-12 inches apart. This product has a residual of 3 months.
Bora-Care is safe if it is applied to raw wood when the pets are not present. Once the treated surfaces have completely, it is safe for them to returned to the treated areas/surfaces.