Moles tunnel through the ground and unroot and kill grass and create tripping hazards for livestock
Moles have been known to destroy a beautiful lawn overnight
Mole tunnels, or runs, cause plants and grass to be uprooted which quickly dries out and eventually dies. And the healthier your prized lawn is the more likely moles will choose it as their favorite dining spot. Moles can consume their body weight in insects, grubs and worms everyday and as small as they are can tunnel at a rate of 12-15 feet an hour.
Moles can be difficult to control
Depending on your location it is often difficult to get rid of moles completely. There are many different methods for mole removal in Michigan. Using a home center store grub control to kill their food supply takes about a year to kill the grubs and as their food supply decreases, their burrowing for food increases. Ground Moles, have a gestation period of about 28 to 42 days. They give birth to an average of 2 to 5 pups from March to May. Moles leave the nest about four weeks after birth.
Species of Mole found in Michigan
Also called the Common Mole, is a medium sized mole and has the widest range of North American moles.
Star Nosed Mole
Is a small mole named after its unique nose. The pink fleshy appendages are a touch organ that have over 25,000 receptors.