Wildlife Preservation Efforts

Kiawah’s historically healthy bobcat population has declined dramatically from over 30 bobcats to an estimated less than 10 bobcats over the last two years. The use of anticoagulant rodenticides is the primary contributing factor and is responsible for at least seven bobcat deaths in the last year. In recent testing additional willdife species (five raccoons and one opossum) also tested positive for anticoagulant rodenticides in their system. This new eidence confirms the dangers and impacts to Kiawah's wildlife.

Working closely with the Town of Kiawah Island, the Kiawah Conservancy is seeking community-wide participation to mitigate this issue and save Kiawah's bobcats and other wildlife species! Eliminating anticoagulant rodenticide use on Kiawah Island will ensure fewer poisoned prey entering the food system, and give our wildife species chance to thrive once again. 

In July of 2020, the Town of Kiawah Island introduced the Bobcat Guardian Pledge program. Pest control providers, businesses, and property owners were asked to take the pledge and stop the use of anticoagulant rodenticides.
 

Pest Control Companies that HAVE Signed the Pledge

Thank you to all of the pest control providers (listed below) that have signed the Town of Kiawah Island's Bobcat Guardian Provider Pledge.

AAA Protex Pest Services Creature Catchers Mosquito Authority
A & R Pest Control Critter Control Nuisance Wildife Management
A-Advanced Pest Control Home Pest Conrol Company Palmetto Exterminators
Advanced Termite and Pest Control                         Home Team Pest Defense Rick Hendricks Pest Management, LLC
American Hi Tec Pest Control, LLC Hospitality Pest Service Terminix Service, Inc.
Applied Sciences Ledford's Termite & Pest Control, Inc.     Titan Termite & Pest Control
Atlantic Pest & Termite Lightning Termite & Pest Control, LLC        Truly Nolen Pest & Termite Control
Barrier Pest Services Low Country Pest Specialists Trutech Wildlife
Bug Commander, LLC McFadden Pest Control, Inc. Williams Wildlife Removal
Cingo Millers Pest Management  
 

Pest Control Companies that HAVE NOT Signed the Pledge

Anchor Pest Management ETO R4 Green Charleston, LLC
Arrow Termite & Pest Control Green Home Solutions Shoreline Mosquito Defense
Aruza Pest Control Gressette Pest Control Service Southeastern Wildlife Company
Biotach Pest Management, LLC Hallison Enter/Mista Mosquito Southern Trappers
Black Pest Prevention, Inc. Hart's Nuisance Animal Management Target Termite and Pest Control
Buzz Off Termite & Pest Control Knock-Out Mosquito Systems, LLC The Wildlife Guys
Carolina Exterminating Logo's Ecterminating Tuxedo Mosquito Control
Carolina Pest Solutions Mosquito Joe Wildlife Guys
Charleston Mt. Pleasant Exterminating Mosquito Mitigators, LLC Wildlife Solutions
Classic Pest Control, LLC Mosquito Squad of Greater Charleston Willard Exterminating Corp.
CMAC Pest Control Mosquitonix Wilson's Wildlife Management
Cutshall Exterminating, Inc. Orkin Exterminating  
Dodson Bros. Exterminating Co., Inc. Pest-Free Pest Control, Inc.  
Eco Shield Pest Control Charleston, LLC Pied Piper of SC, Inc.  
Epest Services, LLC Proterm, LLC  
Epic Pest Management, LLC R & R Rodent Solutions  

How can you help?

Check the lists above and see if your pest control provider has signed the pledge. If they have not, let them know it's important that they take the pledge and stop using anticoagulant rodenticides!

All Kiawah property owners are encouraged to take the pledge to stop using antigoagulant rodenticides on their property and become a Bobcat Guardian today! Visit www.savekiawahbobcats.com to learn more and take the pledge today. A current list of all Bobcat Guardians indluding businesses and property owners, can be viewed at www.savekiawahbobcats.com.