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While the Village of Lombard itself does not remove skunks from private properties, there are a number of steps that can be taken by property owners.
Coexisting with wildlife presents challenges, however since skunks are a native species to the area trapping is illegal without a license which is regulated by the Department of Natural Resources. You can deter skunks/wildlife 3 different ways. Site, sound, & smell. Site & sound are the most effective, and below is some information for each option.
The best way to prevent a skunk from establishing a den in your yard is to make your property less attractive to skunks by following these tips:
If a skunk has already established a den, try the techniques below, preferably two or three at the same time. After a few days, pack crumpled newspaper into the entrance. If the skunk is still there, it will pull the paper out. If the paper stays in place for a few days, repair any openings.