Do moles eat anything besides grubs?

zzackey(8b GA)April 14, 2013

I am working a temporary job promoting Bayer Advanced chemicals at Lowe's. The Scott's rep, my competitor, said they eat other things. Oh, how I'd love to prove her wrong!!

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jean001a(Portland OR 7b)

The eat more earthworms than anything else.

Here's some info from Purdue University
http://www.ppdl.purdue.edu/PPDL/expert/Moles.html

Here is a link that might be useful: mole info from Purdue

    Bookmark   April 14, 2013 at 1:37PM
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zzackey(8b GA)

She said they eat vegetable plants. I found that hard to believe.

    Bookmark   April 14, 2013 at 8:50PM
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wolverine1012

I have only ever known miles to be carnivores, feeding mostly on earthworms and occasionally on a grub, but never on a plant.

    Bookmark   April 14, 2013 at 9:32PM
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jean001a(Portland OR 7b)

Gophers eat plants.

    Bookmark   April 14, 2013 at 10:23PM
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nancyjane_gardener(Zone 8ish North of San Francisco in the "real" wine country)

Maybe she was thinking of gophers! Now THEY will munch your garden right out from under you! Lots of people get them mixed up! Nancy

    Bookmark   April 14, 2013 at 10:34PM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

People confuse moles, the carnivores, with gophers or voles which are herbivores. She is absolutely wrong.....something you can show her with ten seconds of Googling.

    Bookmark   April 14, 2013 at 11:30PM
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sunnibel7 Md 7(7)

For fun, see if you can find a picture of a mole's mouth. They look like a shark with all those pointy teeth! Then you can ask her "does it look like this can eat veggies?" :)

    Bookmark   April 15, 2013 at 9:32AM
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glib(5.5)

the confusion often arises because voles will often use tunnels made by moles. and also because they differ by only one consonant.

    Bookmark   April 15, 2013 at 10:18PM
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wayne_5 zone 6a Central Indiana

I once had a mole run in the fall that went down to the garden. In the spring after I planted sweet corn, They tunneled right down the row and ate the grains. I had to "intercept" the tunnel with field corn sown across the tunnel.

    Bookmark   April 16, 2013 at 1:52PM
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gumby_ct(CT it says Z5)

>I am working a temporary job promoting Bayer Advanced chemicals at Lowe's. The Scott's rep, my competitor, said they eat other things. Oh, how I'd love to prove her wrong!!

I know that Scott's was recruiting Master Gardener's to push their products. Does GA allow MG's to recommend products by name?

    Bookmark   April 17, 2013 at 11:25PM
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