Carpenter Ants v. Home

photo365 – Day 238

So this is how my day is shaping up. We were having some siding replaced and they discovered this underneeth. One of the vertical members directly under the window (removed before this was taken) was almost complete eaten away.

Almost 3 feet of the sill plate is gone, as well as the ends of at least two floor joists and some sub flooring. That large hole you see in the bottom middle of the frame goes under the floor directly beneath our kitchen sink cabinet.

Owning a home is like living with a cat; they keep you warm and cozy most of the time but they do what they want and sometimes they poop on your pillow.

You can see every photo in the Photo365 project here: