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Boracare

Skipjack Joe - 11-26-2018 at 01:52 AM

I've got a termite infestation problem that my locals suggest I treat with diesel.

I'm seriously considering using Boracare.

Does anyone know where it can be purchased in Baja?

Thanks

Russ - 11-26-2018 at 05:21 AM

I had not heard of Bors Care before but I'll be ordering some for my casa after doing a little research on the internet.

"Efficacy tests show proven results. Research from a 12-year study by the USDA Forest Service and Mississippi State University’s Forest Products Laboratory showed wood treated with Bora-Care stopped termite attacks and prevented subterranean termites from tubing over treated wood. In addition, tests conducted at Louisiana State University have shown that Bora-Care applied to concrete surfaces will prevent Formosan termite tubing. Treated wood is also protected against carpenter ants, old house borers, powderpost beetles and decay fungi."

pacificobob - 11-26-2018 at 06:46 AM

i used it on the beams that support my porch roof 4 years ago during construction. it was applied to new clean lumber. 2x6 and 2x8 douglas fir.( years ago in belize i had doug fir go from new lumber to dust in several months)
i applied it with a garden sprayer. at the time it seemed to be my best option. so far so good...knock on wood. the days of getting "real" wood preserving chems are behind us. BTW, it has been stained using conventional wood stain twice since. i hope the efficacy described above is accurate.

UnoMas - 11-26-2018 at 07:21 AM

Might also look for Tim Bor or Borrada D. They are all borates and work well. ;D

volcano - 11-26-2018 at 08:44 AM

I brought Boracare in from the states....rollered it on to palapa pole rafters....so far so good...did not want to do fumigations

AKgringo - 11-26-2018 at 09:07 AM

I am sorting and loading my itty bitty SUV today, but could find room for a gallon jug if you can't find it where you are. By the way, where are you?

I will be driving down through Nevada, then down hwy 5, and on to La Paz. Let me know very soon if you need me to pick up some!

Pacifico - 11-26-2018 at 10:11 AM

I recently bought Boracare and used it on the place in Baja. We had subterranean termites which would make their mud tunnels over concrete (foundation) to get to the wood. According to reviews that I read, once concrete is sprayed with it the termites won't build tunnels over the concrete. Well, so far so good! I saturated the bottom plate and about the first 2 feet up on all the walls. The Boracare really soaks into the wood really well. I might use it every year or two just as a preventative measure. I highly recommend Boracare!

The gallon of Boracare mixes with a gallon of water for two gallons of solution. If you have a lot to do, I'd recommend getting two gallons of Boracare...

Skipjack Joe - 11-26-2018 at 02:21 PM

Right. I'm at Asuncion where I'm pretty sure I'm not getting ground termites. I haven't seen the tunnels and the walls are all cement so they would have to climb to the ceiling. Nasty little buggers, they are.


AKgringo - 11-26-2018 at 03:03 PM

Termites are flying insects until they find a new place to colonize, they then shed their wings and dig in! They will patiently build mud tunnels over concrete surfaces to get where they need to go.

Bob and Susan - 11-26-2018 at 03:34 PM

this is the ONLY stuff that works for termites
you can buy it at Home Depot in Mexico for around 400 pesos

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advrider - 11-26-2018 at 05:19 PM

Is this the green stuff that we have in the states? I can't remember if that was the name of the stuff or not? I used the green stuff with good results.

pacificobob - 11-26-2018 at 06:58 PM

the green stuff and coper...napthenate?(spelling and likely wrong)

there was some stuff called pentaclorelphenal (i'm sure that not even close to the real spelling.) it worked well...unavailable now,

pacificobob - 11-26-2018 at 07:04 PM

Quote: Originally posted by Bob and Susan  
this is the ONLY stuff that works for termites
you can buy it at Home Depot in Mexico for around 400 pesos


i like the labeling. "PELIGRO" never fails to produce results. hopefully the desired ones!

Pacifico - 11-27-2018 at 10:44 AM

Quote: Originally posted by Bob and Susan  
this is the ONLY stuff that works for termites
you can buy it at Home Depot in Mexico for around 400 pesos


Have you tried the Boracare? Sounds like you have... Curious what your results were.