All About Moles...
General Mole Facts
Moles are Insectivores, a group of mammals that eat insects. Known for their burrowing, Moles can create tunnels up to 3 feet deep. Typically, moles prefer soft soil in shady, well-watered lawns, as well as areas close to rivers and streams.
Since moles can eat up to 1/2 of their weight each day, they spend most of their time underground in their tunnels searching for food. Since moles have such a voracious appetite, they can cause damage to yards and gardens, generating the need for effective mole control.
Typically in May, a mole gives birth to one litter with 2-5 babies. Young moles mature quickly and can leave the deep burrow in 1 month. Young moles can make their own burrows by late summer or fall.
Three mole species, the Star-Nosed Mole, the Hairy-tailed Mole and the Eastern Mole, are found in the middle and eastern parts of the United States. The four remaining species are found mainly in the western coastal regions of the U.S.
Moles are typically found in fields, meadows, open woodland, and the soil of your insect-laden yard!