At HouseDustMite.com we have created for you a list of 5 essential steps that will get rid of dust mites in beds! Our method has been clinically tested and proven effective in a UK, NHS supported, study. In addition to these steps, you can download a leaflet below that will provide further information all about the mite. The rest is up to you.
Check whether you have house dust mites (HDM) in the first place with a mite detection kit. If mites are detected, strip the bed and hot wash all bedding. Do this in a well ventilated room. Duvets may have to be taken to a launderette for this step. Use a mite killing detergent for blankets or delicate fabrics.
If the mattress is not new it should be vacuumed thoroughly with a high efficiency vacuum then sprayed with a clinically approved mite killing spray. Ideally, pillows should be dry-cleaned or replaced.
Put micro-porous mattress, allergy pillow covers and duvet covers on the bedding. For best results these should be made from a woven material with a pore size less than 10 microns.
Place an all-cotton quilted cover over the mattress to act as a barrier to absorb perspiration and collect discarded skin scales, dust or any traveling mites that think they may have found a home.
The bed should be remade with freshly cleaned, hot-washed bed linen and duvet cover. Do this every week. Hot wash and dry the cotton quilted mattress cover every two weeks.
Check for dust mite allergens within 10 minutes. All you need is a vacuum cleaner, no dust handling involved and everything you need to perform 2 tests.
100% cotton barrier fabric that is so tightly woven (pore size is 4.8 microns) that dust mite allergens simply can't pass through.
Ready to use dust mite spray, refill bags and laundry detergent.