Active year round, moles can be very destructive to your lawn and garden. Moles are insectivores and will eat earthworms, grubs and other ground insects. A female mole can have up to 5 young every spring. Moles grow to be 6–7 inches in length and have large, clawed feet to help them tunnel underground in search of food. A common misconception is that moles are blind—they are not blind but have very poor eyesight. Moles have small eyes and ears that are difficult to see because of their thick fur.


This small burrowing mammal has thick, velvety gray to blackish fur, a short naked tail, pointed snout, rudimentary eyes, short legs with broad feed and long, powerful claws on the front feet. They are nuisance pests and can be damaging to lawns. Their food of choice is earthworms and insect larvae. The mole will dig elaborate burrows with many attached chambers. Moles are very territorial and will fight off any other moles that may enter their area. Trapping is the most effective way to eliminate moles from your yard.