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Walter from Mcgregor, Tx writes,
06/12/2012:

Boracare for Black Polycaon Beetle: What percentage of product to use?

In my office, the floor is stained, the walls have been painted, the furniture is stained or varnished...except for the inside of a large pine cabinet and some inner parts of my cherry wood desk. The beetles were introduced within a week or two via some driftwood used as a decoration. It was ordered from a source in Florida. I captured one and had it identified by a Entomologist. The others are "somewhere." I plan on using this product only on the exposed wood and using a paintbrush to apply it. Is this a wise course of action? Also, what percentage of the product should I use with water, being that the worst case scenario is that eggs have been laid? Thanks!

Answer:

On any wood that is not stained, painted or treated you can apply Boracare at a 1:1 ratio to help control the active infestation of these boring beetles. Be sure to read over the Boracare product label for complete usage instructions. You can also treat topically with a product such as D-Force HPX for any adult beetles that are crawling around on the surfaces of objects.

Answer last updated on: 06/12/2012

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