Category: Wildlife

Scientific Name: Talpa europaea



Color: Dark grayish-brown

Size: 5-8 inches long

Region: Found throughout the world, except for South America

Lifespan: 2-3 years

Important Considerations:

  • Moles are burrowing animals. They make their homes underneath the soil.
  • Trails dug by moles can uproot flowers, shrubs, crops, or other plants. The trails can also be treacherous to humans — stepping in a mole’s hole can lead to a sprained ankle.
  • Even a single mole on your property can cause huge negative effects. Moles eat 70 to 100 percent of their body weight every day and can dig up to 150 feet of tunnels in a single day trying to find enough food.


Where to Find Them on Your Property?

Moles live underground in soil that is easy to dig through. They can be found under lawns, gardens, or pastures. They especially like areas with high earthworm populations that they can feed on.