Many can agree that the idea of having bed bugs in your home can certainly make your skin crawl. The best way to combat these little insects is to first identify if you even have them, and who is more reliable in finding an answer than man's best friend?

Numerous studies and research have found that dogs can sniff out bed bugs, even if a human can't see them. These trained dogs will be able to find the bugs, as these critters hide in various places around the bed, leaving it hard for people to find them during the day.

Dogs can even be trained to sniff out just one bed bug, which can stop the infestation before it even starts, allowing the individual to avoid the difficult process of getting rid of the little bugs.

Those who have identified that they have a bed bug infestation may want to purchase mattress covers, which can trap the bugs until professional help arrives or it can keep them at bay. In addition, washing and drying linens in high temperatures can also get rid of the pesky insects.