There are seven species of moles in the United States with the eastern mole being the the most common mole in Alabama. Moles are carnivorous and eat worms and grubs. The eastern mole averages about 7 inches in length and is covered in a very thick fur with a variety of colors. Moles have very large front feet that they use for digging. Their hind feet are narrow and slender. The nose of a mole is hairless and points out past its mouth. Moles appear not to have any eyes or ears, they do. Both are covered by their fur. Eastern moles prefer open pastures, meadows, open areas like your yard. They can be a nuisance when they call your yard home. Your beautiful yard will suddenly have little mounds and raised soil tunnels appearing. That is the mole making burrows and tunnels throughout their territory as they search for their primary diet of grubs and worms. Moles will control many lawn insects, but their tunnel and burrows may do more damage than the insects themselves.
If you find yourself with a lawn damage from moles, give us a call at Pure Wildlife Control.