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.