3 Unwanted Pests Around Your Hot Tub

Posted on: 4 January 2015


Your hot tub is supposed to be a place where you can go to relax and unwind from a long day at work. Going out to use your precious spa only to find a bunch of problems and pests can throw a wrench in your plans. Not only are pests a nuisance, but they can end up causing you to spend a small fortune in repairs. If you find a pest around your hot tub, you need to act quickly to minimize the damage it can do. Here are three of the most common pests that tend to make their way around your space.


Just like no one wants to deal with mice in their home, the same applies to mice in your spa. The hot tub's cabinet can provide mice with a warm environment for them to make a home, and eventually a family. All of the insulation gives them the bedding they need to form a nest. Once they move in, the wires, tubing and cabinet end up becoming their dinner. Sealing off the cabinet will prevent them from getting into your space.

Bees and Wasps

As the weather warms up, more and more bees will be looking for water. Once they have determined that your spa is going to give them a constant source of water, they are going to keep coming back time and time again. They will search for the smallest of cracks to get into your spa. Once they get underneath of the spa cover, they will end up dying and contaminating all of the water inside of your spa. Checking for any cracks can help prevent these pests from making your spa their home.

Carpenter Ants

If carpenter ants come in and take over the cabinet of your hot tub, it's all over. They will begin eating away at the wood and causing a whole host of problems. They form their nests in the insulation inside of the unit. Well-maintained units are less likely to see these pests making their way inside of the cabinet. If you have any rotted or wet wood, you need to address the situation promptly to prevent having your space taken over by carpenter ants.

Whenever a pest starts to invade your space, you need to get it taken care of right away. By calling in a pest control specialist like Bug-N-Out, you can get to the root of the problem in no time.