Myth buster: Moles can be drowned out of the lawn with a garden hose. TRUTH: God turned on His garden hose on Monday, and everybody’s lawn has been under water this week. When the lawns dry up, we will actually see a lot more mole activity than before this week of rain.
This has been a great winter to be a mole. Moles don’t hibernate durring the winter, they simply move below the frost line. Since we don’t really have any frost, they have been close to the surface. When eastern moles go deeper, they tend to push up more piles. When they are close to the surface they leave the ridges.
I actually had an article sent to me boasting about the “benefits” of moles. Follow this link to read the article. By the way, the author is wrong about shrews. They are not insectivores. Does anybody else perceive moles as beneficial?