Friday, March 31, 2017
Monday, March 27, 2017
Do you have a problem with moles in your yard? Here are some facts on moles: Moles do not hibernate. They are active every day of the year. The more snow on the ground, the thicker their blanket is to protect them from cold air. A mole can dig at the rate of 17 feet per hour. A mole’s speed through their mole tunnels can be 70 feet per minute, or just under one mile per hour. Moles will eat roughly half of their body weight in food each day. A mole eats an average of one earthworm every hour. Moles have twice as much blood as other mammals of similar size, allowing them to breath underground. Increased blood flow also allows for them to deal with the large increase in carbon dioxide found in their tunnels. Moles have to eat every three to four hours or they will starve to death. Moles are territorial and will defend their home. Moles are good swimmers. Flooding is a natural occurrence (especially in the spring when the snow melts) and moles have had millions of years to adapt to water in their tunnels.