Moles are insectivores, meaning they’ll eat insects, earthworms and grubs.  They are constantly digging tunnels in search of food.


Mole identification:

  • Moles are black, brown or grayish in color.
  • They are about 6-8 inches and weigh 3-5 ounces.
  • They have large, webbed front claws, which they use to burrow through the soil.
  • Their snouts are long and tapered.
  • They have sharp, pointed teeth and a short tail.
  • They do not have external ears, and their eyes are so small they seem non-existant.

Did you know that:

  • They are capable of eating 70-100% of their body weight each day.
  • Moles prefer moist, sandy loom or loose, well drained soil.
  • They are capable of digging up to 15 feet per hour.
  • Their nest cavities are located 12-18 inches beneath the soil.
  • The exit holes to these cavities is about 6 inches in diameter and look like volcanic mounds.
  • Moles don’t hibernate.  They just go deeper into the ground as their food source does.
  • Their lifespan is about 3-4 years.
  • They live alone, except to breed.
  • They only have 1 litter a year, in the spring, of 2-5 young.

Think you have moles?  Call Sterling Insect & Lawn Control today at (207) 767-5555.