Visit the Natural Science Research Laboratory's (a part of the Museum of Texas Tech University).
Most moles never really come to the surface, although they do leave their signs in the form of tunnels and mounds. This damage is created in a mole's relentless pursuit of food...primarily earthworms. Yes earthworms. Moles are insectivores, obtaining essentially ALL of their dietary needs from these creatures. In the process of hunting, moles can tunnel up to 100 feet per day...causing extensive lawn and landscape damage.
There are a total of 6 species of moles in North America. While each has its own unique look, size and characteristics, ALL of them have one thing in common...their insatiable appetite and need to find food.
Since moles do not hibernate and are active year-round, there is a possibility of damage throughout much of the year in many areas of the country. In many cases, ongoing control programs will be necessary.