Ground moles are known for their voracious appetites, and ability to quickly damage lawns and gardens. Their burrowing nature creates mounds, which can also dry out plant roots, killing crops and ornamentals. Homes and properties close to a water source are more likely to have a mole problem, as they are known to nest near to a source of water. The mole will create a nest chamber and securely disguise it with grass and leaves. Moles only have one litter per year, in March or April, and may have 2-5 young in each litter. Feeding predominantly on earthworms, insects and nuts, their burrows and nests also act as a natural food trap.
Moles have a head and body about 5-6 inches long, with a very short tail of about 1 Ĺ inch, and a face that seems to all but lack eyes and ears. They have broad front feet that allow them to dig, and the naked nose that points upward and it is very characteristic of the mole. We do not see them often, because they will rarely come above ground. Remaining in an extensive network of underground tunnels, that are typically about 2 inches in diameter, and are about 1 foot under the surface.