Although infrequently seen, the presence of moles is easily detected by the molehills they create. 

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Mole. Image: ©

Quick facts

Common name: Mole
Scientific name: Talpa europaea
Plants affected: Lawns, flower beds and vegetable gardens
Main symptoms: Molehills
Most active: Year round

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