Wild animals are considered to be indigenous to our area and generally beyond the responsibility of the Village animal control program. However, the Kenilworth Police Department will provide assistance on those occasions when wild animals enter the living space of a residence and pose a threat to persons.

Wild animals in eaves, walls, under decks, in garages are not considered to be a threat and cannot be handled by the police. When their presence in these areas poses a problem, members of the Police Department will gladly provide information and suggestions for relocating them but it is the homeowner’s responsibility to deal with the animals or contract with a private pest control company.


The Department cannot trap wild animals that are living outside the home. There are licensed private companies that charge a fee to remove wild animals and stinging insects from private property.