A common misconception is that moles like to eat plant material, especially roots. This is not the case at all — they’re insectivores who prefer a diet of insects, especially earthworms. Although gophers are notorious for causing widespread damage in gardens, moles can still be annoying to have around, especially if their tunnels are disturbing the root systems of your prized plants or the green lawn you’ve worked so hard to cultivate.
Although it may seem as if you have a voracious mole problem, it’s more likely that you have only one or two pests in your yard. In an average yard, one mole can burrow several feeding runs that extend all over the yard, making it seem as there are dozens of moles.