Animals in the Attic - Oak Forest


We operate the Oak Forest, IL branch of Animals in the Attic. Call us any time to discuss your wild animal problem, and to schedule an appointment.

Oak Forest Wildlife Control Company - Removal of Animals in the Attic

Welcome to Animals in the Attic of Oak Forest! We are a professional wildlife removal company servicing Oak Forest Illinois. We specialize in the removal of critters from the attic of homes and businesses, and are respected in Oak Forest as the best wildlife specialists for this unique work. Whether you have a family of squirrels, an infestation of rats or mice, a destructive raccoon with babies, or even a colony of bats or birds, we take great care to remove the wildlife from your home safely and effectively, and we solve the problem permanently, with guarantee! We provide all the services needed - from complete 30-point home and attic inspection, to the trapping or exclusion of all the animals, including any nests of babies, to complete animal-proofing and repairs, we do it all. We also provide attic cleanup services, if needed. To see our prices updated for 2020 visit and click "prices".

We are fully Illinois licensed and insured. We operate 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Call us any time, and we will be happy to discuss your critter problem, and provide a price estimate for the work needed, and schedule a same-day or next-day appointment. Call us any time at 815-513-0590. We look forward to hearing from you.

Our Service Range

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We sevice all of the south side of Chicago and Joliet, and the towns of Oak Lawn, Evergreen Park, Burbank, Bolingbrook, Palos Heights, Orland Park, Tinley Park, South Holland, Chicago Heights, Hammond, and more.

Oak Forest Critter Tip of the Month

All about the opossum tail and what it is used for - Opossum's tail and opposable thumb on the hind feet come in very handy because they are primary "tools" opossum uses to climb the trees. Opossum's tail is hairless, long and very flexible and capable. Opossum climbs trees either to run away from predators or to find food in birds nests (eggs or young birds). Although opossums are often presented in cartoons as animals that hang from their tails from trees, this is not actually so, because adult opossum couldn't keep his weight with his tail for any longer period of time. Young opossums do like to play the game of hanging by tail from trees, but this is also short-term, not something that lasts till adulthood.

Primary usage of tails is to help them while climbing up the trees, moving from one branch to other, keeping the balance during this climbing and descending. Opossums use their tail during walking and running for balancing purposes. It has also been noted that opossums have carried grass or bunch of leaves to their temporary nests, which means that they can use their tails for specific purposes. Opossums are often considered a bit sluggish and not very intelligent animals because when noted during day, when they have been captured, they didn't fight back and if caught by neck they would simply give in and play opossum. Not fighting back can be really bad strategy, especially if animal is captured by a larger predator, which has lead many to consider opossums stupid animals. However, it should be noted that opossums are primarily nocturnal animals, i.e. they are active during night-only on rare occasions being active during day. This is one valid explanation for belief that opossums are not very smart-they simply don't have that much energy during the day, which is a valid explanation why opossums seem "slow" during the day.

Quite on the opposite, their handy usage of tail proves that opossums can organize themselves very well. They use tail for wide variety of activities, including balance, climbing, running and carrying things around. Young opossums hang off from branches attached with their tails, which shows their playful quality. This shows that opossums are quite capable and skillful rodents that use tail as efficiently and effectively as it was a fifth limb, which is a remarkable quality.

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If you have animals in your house, it's important that you hire a company that will do the job correctly. We do a complete job from start to finish, for a permanent solution to your Oak Forest pest control wildlife problem. We inspect the house, remove all of the animals humanely, repair the damage, and seal the entry holes with guarantee, so that you never have crittes in your attic again. Call us any time at 815-513-0590 for complete wildlife removal in Oak Forest. We look forward to hearing from you!