There have been a few reported cases of termite infestation and activity within the Village of Oxford.
Below are some possible signs of termite activity
- Discolored or drooping drywall
- Peeling paint that resembles water damage
- Wood that sounds hollow when tapped
- Small, pinpoint holes in drywall
- Buckling wooden or laminate floor boards
- Tiles loosening from the added moisture termites can introduce to your floor
- Excessively squeaky floorboards
- Crumbling, damaged wood
- Stuck windows or doors
- Maze-like patterns in furniture, floor boards or walls
- Mounds of drywood termite pellets, often resembling small piles of salt or pepper
- Piles of wings left behind after swarms, often resembling fish scales
- Mud tubes climbing the foundation of your home
- Flying termite swarms anywhere on your property
Below are links to possible resources for termite information (not an official endorsement by the Village of Oxford), but it is not a complete list of extermination service providers available. If any resident suspects a termite infestation in their home, the Village strongly encourages the resident to contact a licensed exterminator for an inspection.
What are the Signs of a Termite Infestation? | Orkin
Top 5 Termite Signs to Look for in the Home | Terminix
Possible tips for termite prevention:
Start with reducing all soil-to-wood contact around your house. Remove all lumber, wood, plants, mulch, paper, cardboard, etc., from around the foundation. Create a 4-inch barrier between mulch and your home. Keep plants a few feet away from your home for the best termite prevention.