when to use boracare or boracare with moldcare?

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DEAR JONATHAN:

I AM READING AND STUDYING YOUR INFORMATION SHEET ON MOLD, MILDEW, DECAY FUNGUS, ETC.

I NEED HELP, HOWEVER, UNDERSTANDING WHAT CONDITIONS OF MOLD, MILDEW, DECAY FUNGUS, ETC. REQUIRE PLAIN BORACARE AND WHICH NEED BORACARE WITH MOLD CARE.   PLEASE ADVISE.

THANKS…..

This is a great question and one we get asked a lot. As explained in our POWDERPOST BEETLE CONTROL article, Boracare is a unique product that penetrates wood and once inside the “grain”, helps to prevent decay fungus and insect damage. Since wood can be infested by such a wide range of insects, it was determined many years ago that a product which would penetrate through and through the cellulose would work best. As expected, wood treated thoroughly with Boracare may enjoy less attention and attack from wood seeking pests like termites, powderpost beetles and old house borers.

But in recent years there has been a rise in damage due to a new predator: decay fungi and mold. Decay mold and fungus has proven it too can take advantage of vulnerable timber used in home construction. And though the original BORACARE formulation can help prevent the establishment of such fungus, the makers of the product felt they could do better. BORACARE WITH MOLDCARE was then brought to market. With more additives that target the surface of the wood, Boracare Moldcare will both protect the inside and outside of cellulose like nothing on the market.

So to answer your question, if you’re treating an attic or second level space in the home for powderpost beetles where it’s dry, original Boracare will be more than adequate for the job. But if you plan on treating a crawl space or outside structure that is prone to being exposed to high levels of moisture, Boracare Moldcare would be the best option. Applied the same way with the same tools, there is little you’ll do differently to apply either product. But when it comes to long term control and mold prevention, Boracare Moldcare will prove to be the better product overall. Hope this helps understand the difference between the two and remember, if you have any question about these or other pesticide products, just pick up the phone and give us a call on our toll free 1-800-877-7290.

Jonathan
www.bugspray.com

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May 26, 2012

Rose @ 12:55 pm #

I liv in a rental house that was very old (built in 1898) that developed a PPB infestation, decay fungi, and staining fungi in the crawlspace. I was told by local Pest Control that my hardwood furniture (mostly antiques) and various wood-related furnishings were not at any risk. The crawlspace was treated by installing 6 vents on the house’s skirting (stick-to-dirt foundation with torn black plastic tarp). Unfortunately my hardwood furniture developed deep-black staining and darkened pronounced lines along the grain. So I would like to know if I can treat with Boracare with Moldcare or is that just a preventative treatment? Thanks.

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