Trapping is the most effective methods for controlling moles. Poisons, repellents, gimmicks and poison peanuts don’t work. Companies that use the products simply don’t know what they are doing. If you are satisfied with their results by all means use them.
There are nine different species of moles in the US. In the Kentuckiana area we have the Eastern mole. There is no mistaking mole damage in your lawn or yard. Mole damage conisists of tunnels below the grass, large piles of dirt or a combination of both.
Moles eat insects. The bulk of moles diet is the Earthworm. Moles do not eat plant bulbs or roots. Moles do not hibernate and are active all year long. Moles mate in February and may have 2 litters a year. Moles are very territorial and anti-social.
Breeding is a very quick encounter. They separate and the females and are left to raise the young. Moles are mammals. Moles are nomads and can pop up anywhere. Moles go where food and habitat is suitable. The number one killer of moles is flooding.