Which animals eat moles?
Birds of prey such as hawks can catch moles when they are moving above ground. But moles prefer to stay in their underground tunnels, so usually the only animals that can eat them are animals that can dig them out of the ground. Foxes and coyotes often dig moles out of their hideouts, and so do weasels.
Castor oil is a popular ingredient in mole repellents. You can mix your own mole repellent by mixing 6 oz. of castor oil and 2 tbsp of Murphy's Oil Soap or dishsoap in one gallon of water to make a concentrate. Mix one ounce of concentrate per gallon of water and apply to the lawn.
- Anyone who has watched films about nature knows that eating and being eaten (to the accompaniment of dramatic music) are necessary to keep nutrient cycles moving and new life growing. Barn owls are one effective predator of gophers, moles, rats, mice and other rodents.
- Habitat. Moles are found on every continent except Antarctica and South America. They live in grasslands, urban areas, gardens, grasslands, sand dunes, mixed woodland or any area that has soil where they can dig tunnels.
- Mole activity occurs both during the day and night. They can be seen during damp days or the day after a rain during the spring and summer months as they push up the their tunnels or mounds. If the lawn freezes in the winter or there is a very dry summer, the moles use deep burrows.
Updated: 4th October 2019