Damage and Behaviour
Moles can damage lawns and golf greens extensively through burrowing.
Their surface burrows can also plug harvesting machinery and contaminate hay and silage.
The presence of moles can usually be detected by the mounds of soil thrown up from extensive tunnels dug in search of food and by the raised soil of surface burrows.
Moles remove many damaging insects and grubs from lawns and gardens. However, their burrowing habits disfigure lawns and parks, destroy flower beds, tear up the roots of grasses, and create havoc in small garden plots.