If you are seeing an unusual number of moles hills in your garden then it might be because moles are doing very well this year. It seems the hot dry spring and the cool moist summer have caused a sharp rise in the number of moles. The wet summer has meant that the earth has stayed damp meaning earthworms are in large supply. This has also provided the ideal conditions for moles to breed and take advantage of the abundance of food. Mole catchers have reported an increase in mole numbers damaging property and costing businesses money with one company reporting 10 call outs in a week, double the number normally recorded.