Moles

Moles are furry lawn critters with strong hands that allow them to move through dirt and soil.

What do moles look like?

Moles can be identified by their stocky and low-to-the-ground bodies, short bare tails, large front feet, and strong claws. Their fur is commonly brown or black in color. Their face is their most distinguishing feature with a round head, pointed snout, small eyes with no external opening, and no ears. Most adult moles are 6-7 inches long.

What are the unique characteristics of moles?

Moles generally have one litter of young in March or April, giving birth to 2-5 young at a time. They live in underground tunnels created for hunting or burrowing. Moles use their strong, clawed hands to dig through soil and dirt to create these tunnels.

What are the habits of moles?

Moles dig tunnels underground to access food sources, and they mainly feed on earthworms, grubs, snails, spiders, small animals, and other insects. Because moles require a lot of energy, they obtain this through food and eat more than their body weight each day. Moles are active year-round during the daytime and evening, and they do not hibernate in the winter.

Where are moles commonly found?

Moles spend most of their lives underground. They create tunnels underground with their strong claws, which are used as nesting burrows and pathways that lead them to food sources. Although the tunnels are created underground, they become visible above ground over time, appearing as raised lines across stretches of land.

What are the risks of moles?

Moles require a lot of food for survival, so they will dig extensive underground tunnels in an attempt to find food sources like earthworms, grubs, and other insects. They commonly cause significant damage to lawns, parks, flower beds, gardens, fields, golf courses, and other pieces of land, and their presence is noted by mole mounds of a few inches of soil that resemble raised lines on your land.

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