While moles do not feed upon vegetable matter to any serious extent, confining themselves chiefly to earthworms and Insects that Inhabit the ground, yet they may be looked upon as undesirable Intruders In lawns and gardens. In their burrowing back and forth they often do considerable damage by heaving up t.he soil and undermining plants. It Is for the latter reasons that gardeners are usually eager to get rid of moles and many Inquiries as to the best methods for controlling these pests come regularly to the Entomology section of the Experiment Station. They maybe disposed of by the methods suggested In this circular, which also deals briefly with their feeding and other habits.
Dunnam, E. E., "The Common Garden Mole in Iowa" (1924). Circular. Paper 88.