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Do moles eat anything besides grubs?

Posted by zackey GA 8b (My Page) on
Sun, Apr 14, 13 at 13:29

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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RE: Do moles eat anything besides grubs?

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


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RE: Do moles eat anything besides grubs?

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


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RE: Do moles eat anything besides grubs?

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


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RE: Do moles eat anything besides grubs?

Gophers eat plants.


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RE: Do moles eat anything besides grubs?

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


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RE: Do moles eat anything besides grubs?

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.


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RE: Do moles eat anything besides grubs?

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?" :)


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RE: Do moles eat anything besides grubs?

  • Posted by glib 5.5 (My Page) on
    Mon, Apr 15, 13 at 22:18

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


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RE: Do moles eat anything besides grubs?

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.


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RE: Do moles eat anything besides grubs?

>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?


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