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Q. Can I purchase Bora Care without a private applicators card??
A. Any individual can purchase Bora Care as long as it is meant for the correct use. You may purchase Bora Care from PestMall.
Q. Can one gallon of Bora Care cover 66 linear feet of 2x4 sized woods??
A. One gallon of Bora Care diluted with one gallon of water will treat approximately 1200 linear feet of all exposed sides of a 2x4 sized wood. You do not need to apply all of the solution, but apply the Bora Care solution so that the surface of the wood is wet.
A. More than the square feet, the amount of Bora Care you need depends on the size of the wood along with the linear feet of the area you are treating . One gallon of Bora Care diluted to one gallon of water will usually cover 1000 square feet for a 2x4 sized wood. If you are treating larger sizes such as 2x8 sized wood, it would cover approximately 800 square feet.
Q. There is some fungus on an oak tree in my backyard. Can I use Bora Care to treat this??
A. You will not be able to use Bora Care on any tree or plant life because it is a borate product and it will kill the tree or plant you are treating.
Q. What is the difference between Bora Care and Timbor??
A. Although both of these products are borate products, safe, and odorless, Timbor is used more to protect new wood or wood that has yet to be infested rather than to treat infestations because it comes in a wettable powder form. This makes it so that it only penetrates the outer layer of the wood for surface fungi and infestation protection. If you already have an infestation in the wood or are looking to treat exterior wood, we would recommend that you use Bora Care because it has a longer residual time than Timbor.
Q. I'm interested in purchasing the Boracare termiticide product from your site.?
A. Yes, you may use boracare to treat indoors. When using boracare it is recommended that you apply it to unfinished wood surfaces which allow the boracare to penetrate deeply into the wood. Applying the boracare to finished surfaces will only keep the boracare termiticide/insecticide on the surface on the finishing on the wood. When treating already finished wood drilling holes and injecting the termiticide may be necessary. Whether you decide to foam or just spray does not make a great difference but foaming seems most effective in the aspect that it takes up three dimensional spaces within the wall void area. If you decide to use foam, then you will need to purchase separately a foaming concentrate as well as a foaming machine. Good Luck!
Q. Does this bottle has factory seal under the lid??
A. Boracare does not have a factory seal under the lid. We do not sell mixer to go with Boracare. You mix Boracare with water. Depending on the target pest, the dilution rate will be different. For termites it will be 1:1. For wood boring beetles like powderpost beetles, you can mix it 1:3 we mean 1 Boracare and 3 Water or 1 Boracare and 1 Water. Boracare states that the residual is lifetime. It should last at least 8-10 years.
Q. Can you treat growing mold with Bora Care??
A. The product label on Bora Care does not state that it prevents or treats mold. However, the product label on Boracare with Mold-Care states that it treats and prevents mold.
Q. How long do I wait to clean them and how do I do it??
A. We usually recommend that you wait 24 hours upon application before further going any other construction or renovation.
Q. How long will the Boracare Termiticide last??
A. It has been tested that its effectiveness last for more than twelve years.
Q. Is Boracare Termiticide really safe for wood??
A. Of course! Boracare is a concentrated solution of sodium borate with additives that facilitate rapid penetration of woods, regardless of moisture content. Boracare is a low-toxicity pesticide registered with the EPA that penetrates and protects all types of woods. Boracare deposits its active ingredient into the wood, which does not decompose or vaporize like many other pesticides.
Q. Is Boracare applicable for coated or painted structural wood? If applicable, how??
A. Yes. Coated or painted structural wood can be treated by pressure injecting Boracare into holes drilled into the wood at eight (8) to ten (10)- inch intervals. Inject at 40 psi for four (4) to six (6) seconds per hole.
Q. bora care?
A. Of course! When using this product on the interior sides of living spaces, the treated surfaces must be covered with overlayment materials such as wallpaper, paint or similar coatings.
Q. bora-care termicide?
A. You should allow Boracare to completely dry at least 24 hours before applying any protective topcoat.
Q. Bora-care to Hawaii ?
A. Thank you for contacting us with your question. Shipping to Hawaii will be about $30-$35.
Q. Bora-care treatment?
A. Boracare can only penetrate through the wood if the surface is unfinished. When applied to a painted surface, Boracare will only act as a surface treatment. The most recommended method is to remove the old paint from the surface, apply Boracare, then repaint the surface.
Q. Boracare vs. Copper Green?
A. The active ingredients in the Boracare is different than the Copper Green. Boracare is more chemically advanced, infused with a high concentration of active ingredients for effective treatment. Boracare prevents and treats the already existing termites. It is a highly recommended product that can be used onto unfinished wood surfaces.
Q. Boracare stain?
A. No, Boracare will not stain the wood. It will soak into the wood but will not stain the outside. Please keep in mind that for optimal control, it is best to use Boracare on unfinished wood.
Q. Termite control?
A. For severe infestations, you can use a 1:1 ratio of Boracare:Gallons of water or you for a light infestation you can do a 1:2 ratio.
A. I am sorry to inform you that the gallon size is the only size that we sell BoraCare in. If we can assist you in any other way, please let us know. Thank you!
Q. Bora care?
Thank you for contacting us with your question. If the wood has already been treated, it is okay to apply the epoxy on top of the (Boracare) treated wood.
Q. bora care application?
Boracare can be applied in two easy ways. You can either paint or spray it on to unfinished surfaces and it will thoroughly penetrate through the wood.
If you are already facing an infestation it is recommended that you do either a 1:1 ratio or 1:2 ratio. (1 gallon of boracare : (x) gallon of water)
Q. how much boracare do u need for a 3500 sq foot home?
It really depends on how you dilute the concentrate and where you are treating but one gallon of diluted Boracare Termiticide
will essentially treat about 1,600 sq. ft.
Q. Termite Soil Treatment?
A. Boracare Termiticide
is not a soil termiticide. Do not use to directly treat soil except as directed.
Q. Borate Wood Treatment?
We recommend letting Boracare Termiticide
to completely dry for at least 48 hours from application. Once the product has completely dries, it is safe to apply the treated woods with paint.
Q. Subterranean Termite Treatment?
We recommend using 1:1 ratio ( 1gal water : 1gal Boracare Termiticide
) in treating subterranean termites; the 2:1 ratio can be used for foaming or for application into inaccessible wall void areas.
Q. I had an oak tree cut which left a beautiful stump that I would like to preserve. Would Bora-Care topped with epoxy accomplish that??
A. Yes, Bora-care may be used to preserve the wood. You cannot mix Bora-care with Epoxy, but you can apply Epoxy after waiting for the wood to dry. If you have any further questions or comments, please feel free to contact us again.
Q. Can you use a garden hose sprayer system to apply Bora Care??
A. Bora-care should not be applied with a hose-end sprayer nor is it labeled for that use.
Q. Is BORA-CARE safe around pregnant women??
A. We do not recommend any use of chemicals during pregnancy. For further information about the product, please contact the manufacturer to ensure safe use of the product. Their number is 1-800-264-0870.
Q. how do you get rid of the powder post beetle in a dining cabinet??
A. If the cabinet is bare wood, we recommend using Boracare to spray onto the wood. If not, you may also use Boracare as a surface treatment. If possible, you may also drill a hole into the wood and inject Boracare inside so that it can permeate through the wood.
Q. What type of equipment do you use to inject Boracare into wood??
A. Boracare can be applied by sprayer or by brush. It can be "injected" by the stream nozzle of the sprayer. If you have any further questions or comments, please feel free to contact us again.
Q. what is the square footage 1 gallon of bora-care will cover at a 1:1 ration??
A. 1 Gallon of Bora-Care will treat just about 100 linear feet of 2x4 stud wall. For other pieces of wood structure like logs or siding, please refer to the product label for application rates. If you have any further questions or comments, please feel free to contact us again.