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Rats!
Rats can do incredible damage to a spa, here's some examples...
Rats and mice around your spa are no joking matter.  In a matter of a few days or weeks, they can cause hundreds, possibly thousands of dollars worth of damage to virtually any spa! 

Known Habits:

  • If there's a lot of foam in your spa, rats will burrow and create their own full blown condominiums, complete with defacation rooms.
  • If your spa has poly-ethylene (clear wall) tubing for plumbing (as most newer spas are), rats and mice will chew holes in the tubing in record time!
  • In the case of flexible PVC hose (as depicted above), mice will have a tough time with it, but large rats sit down with forks and knives for a meal!
Symptoms of Rats & Damage:
  • Water leaks that all of a sudden just show up, and can't be isolated to a piece of equipment.
  • Rat droppings inside spa equipment cabinet (under the spa skirt).
Prevention:
  • Elevate spa on a deck.  Do not put spa directly on ground level. 
  • If spa must be put at ground level, cover the outside perimeter with a layer of heavy gravel or stones to prevent rats and mice from gaining access through cracks and crevices in the side of and under the spa skirt.
  • Ensure that all sides of spa skirt are not hidden by walls, dirt, etc.
  • Use bug spray under skirt to eliminate bugs and other attractive items for rats.
  • Mouse traps/baits under spa skirt (lock skirt doors to keep children safe).

  • Maintain good housekeeping around spa area.
  • Try putting mothballs inside spa skirt... (Be sure area is safe from children!)
This particular rat has had a pretty bad day... didn't get just one trap, but two at the same time.

Traps work great under spas.  For bait, hard, uncooked macaroni (from a macaroni and cheese box) is perfect.  Just leave some around and on top of the trap.  Don't try to use the bait hook for anything...  


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