Mole Damage is becoming a more prevalent problem in our area today. Moles are carnivores and prefer mostly insects, grubs, centipedes, spiders, and earthworms they find in the soil. A sign of mole activity shows itself as a discharged mounded soil trail through a lawn, which is caused as the moles push soil out of a hole while looking for food or a mate. Their streamlined bodies are covered by a thick, velvety fur that is gray to blue-gray. They have large thick-clawed forepaws, which they use as their digging tools. Although moles have very poor eyesight, they have excellent hearing and sense of smell. They also are extremely sensitive to vibrations, which they detect through nerve endings in their snouts and their tails (this is one reason that mole activity around road or home construction sites may increase). Moles never hibernate, so they must find food constantly. Moles are active 24 hours a day. Because they digest a complete meal roughly every 4 hours, they eat for 4 hours, then sleep the next 4 hours, and so on. They have specialized teeth—large pointed incisors—that are ideal for helping them catch and eat soft-bodied soil dwellers such as worms and grubs. Because of these teeth moles cannot chew and eat poisoned peanuts, gobs of chewing gum, and the multitude of hard objects that are often suggested as baits.