The mole is often confused with the gopher and the vole due to habitat overlap and similar eating habits Control methods differ for these three species; many people misidentify their target and often use improper techniques in their abatement efforts.
Moles are not rodents, they are insectivores, and related to shrews and bats.
Moles do not hibernate.
Mole mounds are shaped like a volcano and can reach heights of up to two feet tall.
Moles can dig up to 18 feet of surface tunnels per hour.
Moles youngsters have less than a 50% chance of surviving long enough to reproduce.
Moles can travel through their existing tunnels at 80 feet/minute.
The female mole will have its litter of 2 to 7 young in March or early April
The hairy-tailed mole will leave its burrow and travel on the surface at night in search of food.
The "tentacles" on the nose of the star-nosed mole might be the most sensitive sensory organ of any mammal. The star-nosed mole uses these "tentacles" to constantly monitor its surroundings.
The star-nosed mole is extremely active throughout the winter. It has been known to form tunnels through snow and even swim under the ice of frozen ponds.
The shrew mole only sleeps 8 minutes at a time and will stay awake for a maximum of 18 minutes before falling asleep again.
The Shrew mole is very social and can often be found traveling in a group of up to 11 others.
When a shrew mole is scared it will hide for up to a minute, then re-emerge and continue to search for food.