The BIRDS-AWAY Attack Spider® is a battery-operated device that will chase away damage-causing woodpeckers. Activated by sound, the spider drops down on an 18 inch string while making a loud noise. Then it climbs back up the string, ready to attack again. This unusual solution is both very inexpensive and highly effective. Woodpeckers cannot stand them!

  • Unique, effective solution to woodpecker damage
  • Sound-activated. Drops fast when woodpecker pecks
  • Makes gear-based sound while dropping
  • Can drive a woodpecker off a nesting hole
  • Used by wildlife control professionals
  • Low cost
Birds Away Attack Spider - Woodpecker Deterrent
Science News article on the Birds-Away Attack Spider


“I installed the Attack Spider the day it arrived, and the Woodpecker has been scared away within a couple seconds of landing on the siding. No more pecking holes in our house. I’m sure he’s now off telling all the other woodpeckers of the “”GIANT” spider that nearly got him the other day. This thing is FANTASTIC. It reacts quickly to any disturbance and would probably scare any animal or bird away….”
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Attack Spider featured in Dave Barry’s Annual Gift Guide