Mar 09, 2015 - 07:06 AM
After the Bora Care has penetrated the wood, the termites then have to eat the Bora Care saturated wood in order to be killed. When termites eat Bora Care it then takes several weeks or longer for them to die. The Bora Care is actually a form of Boric Acid and Boron, which has the toxicity of table salt. So it does kill termites, but the overall time from application to kill can be several months. For drywood termite control, this is not optimal. You need control fairly quickly and you also need a chemical that has a transfer effect. Termidor and Premise both kill fairly quickly and will transfer between termites therefore giving you a faster initial kill and also in some cases complete control of the colony.
So the bottom line is, Bora Care is great for prevention, but for active infestations, use Termidor or Premise.
To answer your question, Bora Care is only appied to the point of runoff. 1 gallon of Bora Care mixes with 1 gallon of water and will treat 800 square feet of wood. It only takes a few ounces to spray a 2x10. Hope this helps.