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Tom from Poway, Ca writes

Have fascia damage from dry wood termites. Do I treat with termidor and patch with bondo, or do I remove the...

fascia completely? Also have dry rot. Can I sand and then treat with timbor or do I have to completely remove the entire piece of wood?

Answer:

Bora-Care would be the best product to use for the termites and the dry rot.  Bora-Care, as well as Timbor which is made from the same company, can only be applied to raw wood.  It can not be applied to any wood that is painted, stained, or sealed.  You do not have to remove the wood, but you would need to sand the finish off of the side you are going to re-treat.  Bora-Care is better than Timbor because it dries clear whereas Timbor leaves a white residue.  Also, Bora-Care penetrates into the wood deeper ensuring you get to all of the termites and insects in the wood.  Termidor will not penetrate through wood at all, so Bora-Care is the preferred method for treating drywood termites.

Answer last updated on: 08/23/2011

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