What Do Moles Eat?

What do moles eat?

By Vinny from Kingston, NY

June 18, 20100 found this helpful
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The teeth of a mole indicate the characteristics of its food and general behavior. In several respects, moles are much more closely related to carnivorous or flesh-eating mammals than to rodents. A mole's diet consists mainly of the insects, grubs, and worms it finds in the soil. Moles are thought to damage roots and tubers by feeding on them, but rodents usually are to blame.

Moles eat from 70 to 100 percent of their weight each day. A mole's appetite seems to be insatiable. Experiments with captive moles show that they will usually eat voraciously as long as they are supplied with food to their liking. The tremendous amount of energy expended in plowing through soil requires a correspondingly large amount of food to supply that energy. Moles must have this food at frequent intervals.

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June 18, 20100 found this helpful
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Grubs, worms and other under ground bugs and unfortunately I think they will eat selective plant roots. Aka those flowers you just planted!

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A moles main diet is earthworms each mole will consume about forty pounds of worms a year. They will also eat other insects also such as grubs and any other larvae that might be in your lawn or garden. A grub is an extra good treat to the moles!

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November 16, 20150 found this helpful

Will they attack underground yellow jacket hives?

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