If you’re wondering why moles are visiting your property, you can assume it’s because you take good care it! A healthy yard makes for healthy insect populations which in turn is why moles would want to make it their home as well. Moles are carnivorous. They will eat any insects that live in the earth. Their main food source is earthworms. They have also been known to eat other small creatures that stumble into their tunnels such as salamanders and very small snakes.
Moles are very territorial. This is because of the metabolism in their bodies which requires them to consume food constantly. A few hours without food can kill a mole! Before you start to kill all the insects in your yard, know that it’s an impossible endeavor. You simply can’t kill all the insects! Moles also emit a chemical called pheromone which is absorbed into the earth through the tunnels they occupy. This means that even after they leave, other moles will be attracted to the pheromone smell. You simply can’t get rid of moles without trapping and removing them. It is the only 100% reliable way to rid your yard of moles.