Moles

Although they have burrowing habits like rodents, moles are members of the mammalian order Insectivora, which also includes the shrews. While some landowners disdain moles, their benefits are numerous. Predators of moles include snakes, skunks, foxes, weasels, coyotes, hawks and owls. Learn More

Moles often get a bad rap. They are blamed for eating vegetation and seeds in backyard gardens, which is more likely the work of voles and mice. And while some landowners disdain moles, their benefits are numerous.

They consume larvae and adults of many pest insects, such as Japanese beetles. In addition, their tunneling activity loosens the soil, aerating it and mixing deeper soils with surface material, all of which improve soil quality. That being said, in extreme cases you may want to take action. Learn More about management options.