Many of us dislike rodents, and for good reasons. They could pose a risk both to your property, as well as the health of your family. There are ways to find out if you have a potential rodent problem, and steps to take to prevent it. Here are a few telltale signs:

Piles of shredded newspaper, fabric or other, similar materials could be meant for nesting.

Stale smells from hidden places that could be used as shelter might mean that rodents are living there.

If there is structural damage to your outside walls, this could mean it is used as an entry point.

Listen for scraping noises that could mean that rodents are trying to gain access to the interior or moving inside the walls.

Anywhere there are potential food sources or dark hidden places, look for droppings.

If you find that there is damage to food packages that you keep in your home, this could be caused by rodents.