Why do moles cause such a problem?
It is believed that a single mole can dig up to 20 meters per day and that their tunnel systems need to be around 150-200 meters long for them to sustain the food intake needed.
Are moles blind?
Although most people assume moles are blind this is not the case. The mole does have poor eye sight but they are able to see although they mainly rely on their sense of smell to navigate and find their food source.
How big are moles?
The average mole weighs between 4-6 ounces with the male mole (boars) are larger than the females (sows). They can grow up to 6 inches in length.
How long do they live?
The average lifespan of a mole is said to be between 3-6 years. They will leave the nesting site from 5 weeks old.
Will they return?
Unfortunately if you have ever had a mole removed from your garden then there is always a possibility that another mole will eventually move and take up residence in the existing tunnels. If the area was suited to one mole then it will be for all.
When do moles breed?
Moles will have 1 litter a year with the mating season between February and June. The litter can contain up to 7-8 moles but normally about 3-5. Unfortunately it is thought that most moles only have a 50% chance of making adulthood.