Bora-Care - Questions & Answers

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  • Asked by Bob from San Diego Ca
    08/23/2011
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    Can I treat already installed cedar fence post with Bora-Care?
    I just installed a picket fence in my front yard. I used 4x4 square untreated cedar post anchored in cement. The part of the post that are buried in cement have been painted with tar to prevent moisture penetration. If I apply Bora-Care to the exposed part of the posts will it penetrate to the lower portions of the post and provide fungus and temite protection?
    A
    Bora-Care will penetrate some into the lower portions below the poured concrete, but it all depends on how deep the beams go. Of course any penetration into the part of the wood that is underground is of course better than not treating the wood at all.  You can ensure the product spreads deeper into the wood if you drill some small injection holes at a downward angle into the center of the wood from the exposed part at the concrete level down into the center of the wood below the concrete level.
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  • Asked by Bryan from Oceano, Ca
    11/12/2019
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    Will Bora-Care spread/penetrate to neighboring wood that is nailed to it?
    A

    Bora-Care should be sprayed on all exposed sides of the raw, unfinished wood that you’re trying to protect.  If will not absorb properly into adjacent wood that has not been treated.

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  • Asked by Ron from Welch, Wv
    05/29/2012
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    Does BoraCare come pre-mixed?
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    Boracare is a concentrate and you will need to mix 1 gallon of Boracare with 1 - 5 gallons of water depending on your needs. You can review the Boracare product label to find the correct usage rate for your needs.
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  • Asked by Tracee from San Diego
    11/02/2013
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    How can I tell if boracare is working? How long does it take to kill infestation?
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    What type of infestation are you treating with Boracare?
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  • Asked by Brandon from Tallahassee
    03/25/2017
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    Does Boracare control carpenter bees?
    A

    No, Boracare is not labeled for carpenter bees.

    For carpenter bees, we would recommend using our Carpenter Bee Kit. It has everything you need to do a complete treatment for bees.

    Please also check out our Carpenter Bee Guide for more tips on how to treat and prevent them in the future.

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  • Asked by Danny from Lula Ga
    03/29/2020
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    Will it work on carpenter bees
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    Bora-care is more food wood destroying pests that ingest the wood rather than just tear at it like carpenter bees do. While some carpenter bees may die from ingesting some of the Boracare particles if its already been applied to raw wood they are drilling into, it would not be considered the best option for them. You can review our Carpenter Bee Control Guide to see the best tips and products used for eliminating and preventing carpenter bees throughout the season. 
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  • Asked by Luis from Surprise, Az
    06/30/2018
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    Can Boracare be used with Pro Foam?
    I saw some termites and had exterminator come out and treated only the outside. He stated I had subterranean termites, used dominion and stakes. Noe I see flying ones in my house. I want to buy Bora-Care can I use it with Pro Foam? Or should I use Bora-Care the way it comes. I plan on spraying the attic and into the walls. Any other tips?
    A

    Yes  Boracare can be used as a foam in wall voids. You should only be concerned about getting the foam near the wood and studs.  Typically when a company foams walls, they drill holes at the top of the ceiling on either side of the studs and foam down the stud from the ceiling.  This way you have gravity working in your favor and you are getting the foam against the wood which is all that matters. You will need a foaming agent and a poly foamer. You will mix 2 gallons of hot water with 1 gallon of Boracare. For raw, untreated wood that you're able to access, you would apply Bora-Care by itself at a 1:1 ratio.

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  • Asked by Fred from Hartford, Wisconsin
    11/03/2013
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    Is there a temperature requirement for treating with Boracare?
    I am treating the interior of a barn for powder post beetles. I know the product should not be stored in freezing temperatures but can the product be applied if the temperature is below freezing? Will it interfere with absorption?
    A
    You really want to avoid applying any product in below freezing temperatures because the water part of the mixture can separate and freeze. Do try to apply on a day where the temperatures are above freezing.
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