PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Mechanical device which looks like a large spider and is activated by movement. When activated, it will release an 18 inch length of cord which causes it to drop down from where it is mounted. Motion, movement and vibrations will activate it and most any bird landing close will cause it to trigger off. Commonly used to repel woodpeckers, this visual repellent can be set out to chase away most any bird including starling, pigeons, ducks, geese. vultures, sparrows, swallows and more.
This device looks like a large spider complete with legs, head, eyes and mandibles. Two “AA” batteries power the spider and there is an on/off switch located on the bottom (batteries are not included with the Spider).
You will need to use a Phillips head screwdriver to remove the side panel for loading the batteries. This panel is located under the fur of the spider and held in place by Velcro. There are two eye hooks for mounting the spider onto siding of the home which are best suited for screwing into wood or stucco. Mount these above the area you want to protect and place the spider flat against the surface of the material you want to protect. When the nuisance animal returns the spider will be activated and this motion will scare away the target animal.
Birds are naturally afraid of spiders since several species will actively feed on them including this large tarantula. In this picture you can see the tarantula leaving a woodpecker nest. Tarantulas love birds, especially baby birds, and thousands of years ago they no doubt fed on a wide range of bird species. This predatory nature no doubt has effectively “wired” birds to be naturally afraid of any spider they encounter including very small spiders commonly found around the home.
WHERE TO USE IT: Siding of the home or any structure, up under eaves and along window frames, moldings and fascia boards. Can also be used on trees, poles and other objects where you don’t want small animals or birds active. Try to keep the spider out of direct rainfall. Though it can tolerate getting damp or wet, repeatedly getting soaked due to rain or irrigation systems will lead to damage and component failure which is not covered by warranty.
ALTERNATE OPTION: BIRD FLASHING REPELLER
RATE OF APPLICATION: One spider per 10 foot by 10 foot area. When used on windows, you will need one spider per window you want to protect.
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Jerry West says
Attack Spider works great! Was having a problem with woodpeckers every day. Since I hung the attack spider on the eve of the house I haven’t had a single woodpecker. Great product.
Gary S. says
I think they will work. I have tried everything else for this damm woodpecker. I’m setting up 6 of these and so far no more holes. At first he kept moving around the house but now, the whole house is covered and by the time the batteries die, he will also! G.
Gary S. says
I first bought 3 and hung them where one woodpecker was drilling a 1 1/2 inch hole and making his home in the top of the 2nd floor window trim just a foot from the eves. Boom, he moved around the other side of my stucco house. He is tenacious. I now have 12 spiders hanging around the eves of the house and no new holes. Its only been a few weeks but I believe this is the cure. I also think just the visual of these spiders scares him now. Ill keep them up for a year to make sure he doesn’t return.
Very pleased with the spider. No more pecking at 6 am. However, spider is soooo sensitive that a good hard rain storm has him dancing all day. All in all, it was the best solution for a very annoying problem.
Peter Drude says
Works like a charm! The attack spider arrived Halloween day. What better way to test it’s attributes. A knock on the door is all it took and the spider jumps, I mean drops into action. I haven’t found out yet if it will take care for the Woodpecker problem I purchased it for. I was skeptical that the tapping of a bird would activate the mechanism. Now after experimenting, I have no doubt. I believe it will do the trick… no pun intended. Thank you from Cape Cod.
Deanna Soderberg says
I live in an (apparently) delicious log house and have a couple pairs of pileateds who like chopping at the ends of the logs. I put one spider on each corner of the house and so far (three weeks in) they have stayed away. The spiders are very sensitive to noise, so I rigged them on strings to lower them to turn them off when I shovel or know I’ll be making noise. Gave one to a friend in a cedar house and the woodpeckers are staying away from her place, too. They work!
Laurie Phillips says
Is this hung outside only? I cannot reach the top of the huge window that the woodpecker is attacking. It is a red bellied woodpecker that can make a lot of noise! Can I hang it inside (which I really can’t reach either!)? This woodpecker goes from 3 different windows—kitchen, large atrium window leading downstairs, and master bedroom! No damage that I can see, just pecking at windows.
Tech Support says
We have had people use it successfully by placing it on the inside of their home. The spider works be sensing vibration but we have found birds “seeing” it from afar will avoid the area. And they will usually stay 20-25 feet away minimally. So if you can get that close to the area, the bird or birds will probably stay clear. Setting it on top of a pole or long plank of wood can do the job if the board is leaned up against the home. In other cases, hanging it off the roof has proven effective too.
Lastly, consider setting up one of our sound repellers. They work great for sure and can be set on the ground pointed “up” to keep the bird away.
More on how to configure these options can be seen on our site here:
Woodpecker Control: https://bugspray.com/woodpecker_problems.html
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John M. says
To date 4-18-20 I have noticed no new soft ball size holes due to woodpecker issues. I have only been able to put up one of the three spiders I did order. Just the one seems to have done the trick. We moved out here 02/2009, minor woodpecker issues, but not each and every year, but this year they found a weak point in the wall area (rear of home). They were pulling out the insulation etc in order to nest. I was going to get an Attack Bear but instead got the Attack Spider.
I mentioned “ATTACK BEAR” because back in the day on the Sanford & Son show Roger Mosley was sent out by Fred to buy some plumbing parts and came back with a huge bear on his hind legs stuffed and mounted. He told Fred that this was a good investment because he could stick it in the window and shine a flood light on it and the bear would scare away the bad guys.
WITH THIS (ATTACK SPIDER) I HAVE BEEN SAVING ON THE COST OF A FLOOD LIGHT, ALL I NEED IS THE SPIDER.
Wayne Cornish says
I had wood peckers destroying my my cedar siding. I tried everything. To my amazement this product actually works. They are not waterproof so we’ll wait to see what happens when the rains comes.
William Luper says
Good Product! I installed 3 of these spider devices placing them under the eves on 3 sides of my home. They are working as advertised. The slightest pecking set them off. I have had them for 15 days.
I was incredulous when I saw the demo but I figured I had nothing to lose. I placed it right above the hole and haven’t had the woodpecker since then. It worked great and as advertised. The only thing is I have shingles on the side and one of it’s legs got stuck while retracting back so he never fully retracted but that’s ok. The other thing is it drives my wife crazy as it’s on the front of the house and she’s afraid the neighbors will think it’s a Halloween decoration we never took down. I don’t care – it seems to have worked for now and I’m 3 weeks into owning it. I would buy again or another if he goes to a different part of the house.
Cathy Hawkes says
Works great keeping wood peckers away.
Stephanie A Smith says
Will this work in a small tree? I have a sapsucker destroying a 7 foot cherry tree. How would I mount it there? Thank you!
Tech Support says
First, we would not recommend it for a tree and second, we won’t have any as they are out of production for the time being.
The good news is what you really need we have and can be seen here. Designed to be mounted on the side of homes, trees, etc, it will keep them away for sure.
Bird Flasher; https://bugspray.com/repellents/visual/bird-intimidator-flasher.html