You don’t just find moles on your face, you find them in your garden too! Moles are ground–dwelling carnivores that prefer to eat insects instead of your garden plants. However, their underground tunnels can ruin your garden and lawn and make an easy access to your plants for other rodents.
How to Identify Moles in your Garden
Check your soil and lawn for their tunnels. They will look like raised swellings in your yard. They prefer moist, loamy soil and are most active in the early morning or evening in the spring or fall; they also come out after a warm rain.
To create tunnels, the mole muscles its way through the soil with swimming motions, pushing the soil aside with alternating left and right paw strokes and compressing it against the tunnel walls. The large, thick, clawed forepaws do the digging, while the small hind feet provide leverage against the tunnel sides. The soil excavated or cleaned out from the deep tunnels is pushed to the surface through vertical tunnels and forms the surface mounds, or molehills.
Breeding Time is Over!
Moles tend to breed between March and April, with the young being born between four and six weeks later. Litter size ranges from two to seven young. The infant moles will leave their mother four to five weeks after the birth.
Don’t Worry, They Don’t Come Inside Your Home
Moles rarely come to the surface or leave their tunnels. Moles are rarely found indoors and do not typically seek to enter homes. The most common situation in which a mole would be found indoors is in homes where there is a shallow or non existent foundation. In cases like this, moles may accidentally tunnel up through a basement-level dirt floor and may be heard underneath the floorboards as they travel through the tunnels they have made.
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