Bora-Care is usually the preferred choice if most of the wood is exposed and it is raw wood you are treating, meaning it is not painted, stained, or sealed, it is just normal wood. Bora-Care is made only for wood, and you do not have to know exactly where the termites are for it to work which is a plus. Bora-Care is sprayed evenly over all exposed surfaces of the wood and actually penetrates through the entire piece of wood. When the termites in the wood try to consume the wood after it has been treated, they ingest the Bora-Care with the wood and die. No matter where they are in the wood the Bora-Care will find them as long as you treated the exposed wood that you can see. The other main benefit is that Bora-Care stays in the wood forever, so you will not have to worry about termites or beetles infesting the wood that you treated ever again.
BORACARE can take up to 72 hours to dry. We would recommend to try and wait longer than 24 hours to seal up the wall. This will allow for the product to better soak into the wood. Since Boracare alone does not treat for mold if you seal up moisture, mold could be a concern.
Regular Bora-Care does not treat or prevent mold in the wood, only wood decay fungus and wood-destroying insects. For mold remediation or prevention, you should use Boracare with MoldCare. This product needs to be applied directly to the wood to be absorbed, so if the insulation is blocking the wood, then you do need to remove it before spraying. Boracare with MoldCare does not remove stains, so if you want to remove any stains or other discoloration, you can treat the wood first with Mold Clean.
We arent sure we understand what you mean. Boracare is meant to be mixed with water and applied with either a hand pump sprayer that you create the pressure with yourself and spray on until wet but not dripping, or applied with a paint brush or roller. For large beams you would need to be applying it in one of those options and doing two coats to all sides if the beams are more than 5 inches thick in each direction.
Boracare is too thick of a product 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 is the best solution, although it will only penetrate into wood that it is directly contacting.
Yes, you can treat the same wood with Boracare. The previous treatment with Timbor will have no affect on the absorption. Both products are borate-based and become one with the wood after application.
Bora-care is made for treating raw wood, if the wood has been painted, stained or treated in any way it will not absorb into the wood and therefore will not protect your wood.
Bora-Care should only be applied to raw wood in its natural form only for proper penetration. If there is a laminated coating on the beam the product will not be absorbed properly.
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.
Yes, once the Bora-Care application is dry you, can use a stain or water repellent on the area.
There is no need to turn off the power when foaming wall voids with Bora-Care, unless you have exposed or damaged wires in the wall. For patching the holes you could do that immediately or if you have a lot of insulation you could wait 24 hrs to patch.