Timbor should only be mixed and applied according to the product label. Because of the formulation, the Timbor solution would most likely clog any type of small applicator you would try to use. Jecta is a ready-to-use borate wood treatment that can be applied to specific areas.
No. Timbor is not labeled for roach control and would not be the best choice for this type of application. If you have a current infestation of roaches we recommend the products that come in our Roach Control Kit. The products in the Roach Control Kit are perfect for most roach control problems in most indoor settings. This professional kit includes Cyzmic CS Insecticide for spraying the outside perimeter of the home and inside underneath appliances, behind cabinets, under toilets and sinks, etc. Advion Roach Bait Gel--one of the best roach baits on the market. Advion can be applied up high in the kitchen in the corner of cabinets and in cracks and crevices in kitchens and bathrooms. The bait contains a slow-acting poison that attracts and kills feeding roaches, who also spread the bait to other roaches by contact or by sharing food. Finally, Gentrol Point Source stations provide an IGR (Insect Growth Regulator) that will stop roaches from laying eggs, helping to halt the infestation. The combination of an IGR with roach bait is a highly effective roach control strategy that is widely used by pest control professionals.
Timbor may leave behind a white residue. If you think it may come into contact with the windows or hand rails while you are applying it, it would be best to cover them just to be safe.
Yes, you can apply a solution of either Boracare or Timbor using a sprayer, brush, or roller. Keep in mind that Timbor will not dry completely smooth and clear, so if you are treating wood that is decorative or that will be finished with a stain or paint, then we recommend using Boracare for those applications.
Once mixed, Timbor should be used within 24 hours.
Timbor will only penetrate 1/4 inch into the wood since it is a powder. It should only be mixed with water as directed on the product label. If you do mix it with other products, it will clump and not work the way you would like it to. If you need better penetration, Boracare is the only way to do so.
Timbor will only penetrate 1/4 of an inch into the wood and will leave a visible white residue on the surface. You may simply dust it off before applying the stain. If you are wanting a product that does not leave a white residue and absorbs completely through the wood, we recommend BoraCare. BoraCare will penetrate all the way into the wood and will not leave a visible residue on the surface.
You could potentially use the same sprayer to apply Timbor and Termidor SC if it were cleaned and allowed to dry completely between product uses. It is best to use a dedicated sprayer to apply non-repellent insecticides such as Termidor SC to avoid contaminating the insecticide. You could also use a tank cleaner such as Neutralize Spray Tank Cleaner and Neutralizer to reduce the risk of contaminating products.
Yes you can use the dip method when using Timbor however, you will still be getting the same 15% solution rate as you would if you were spraying it on and getting the same 1/16" penetration level as well. To get the full penetration all the way through the wood we recommend using Boracare. Yes, you would want to get the surface powder left behind by the Timbor off the wood before using any finishing products.
We recommend that anyone other than the applicator stay out of an area treated with Tim-Bor until the application is completely dry. Though Tim-Bor should not have an odor when being applied, if there is any odor then the area should be ventilated before re-entry. You can view further safety information on the SDS here.
We apologize but we do not know of anywhere in Canada that carries the products we do. Many of our Canadian customers will have a product shipped to someone in the United States that they happen to know like a friend or family member, and they they forward it onto Canada. We do offer FREE shipping within the US.
Tim-bor Professional is labeled as non-corrosive so it will not cause metals to rust.