The Pink Panther's winter quarters, a log cabin, is besieged by a termite, which the panther tries unsuccessfully to stop with glue, a rifle, an axe, and insecticide. He renders the pest unconscious and puts it in a corked bottle and throws the bottle off a cliff. But the termite frees itself and returns to bedevil the panther, who has installed a steel door on his cabin. The termite bites a network of fractures through the cabin's structure, and the cabin collapses, leaving only the steel door standing. The enraged Pink Panther orders the termite at gunpoint to help rebuild the cabin by acting as a chainsaw to cut logs into lumber.