If I see mole runs, can I tell how many moles I have?

The eastern mole (Scalopus aquaticus) is the most common and abundant mole in Kentucky and can be found in a variety of habitats dominated by loose, well-drained soil. Moles are found in suburban lawns, cemeteries, golf courses, pastures, meadows, woodlands, sandy soils near streams, and light, loamy soils in the Bluegrass region.

Moles are antisocial, solitary animals; they live alone except to breed. A mole typically travels more than one-fifth of an acre. No more than three to five moles live on each acre; two to three moles is a more common number. Thus, one mole will usually use more than one person’s yard. For effective control, several neighbors may need to cooperate.