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Walter from Mcgregor, Tx writes,

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!


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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