How can you tell a mole problem from a gopher problem?
- Moles leave a volcano-shaped mound with an exit hole in the center. Gopher mounds are shaped like crescents or fans, with the exit hole to the side of the mound.
- Moles burrow just below the surface, so tunnels are often visible. Gophers dig down as much as 6 ft. for nesting and food storage.
- Gophers eat underground parts of garden plants. Moles eat grubs, soil-dwelling insects and earthworms but damage plant roots with their extensive tunneling.