All you need to know about the house dust mite
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House Dust Mite Products

At 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.

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  • Check for humidity

    Don't let your home be an ideal breeding ground for mites. Keep an eye on humidity with products that can detect and warn you if there is too much moisture in the air.

  • Temperature and humidity sensor example

  • Deal with humidity

    If your home has humidity, you should ideally air your environment to keep the air flowing or consider a dehumidifier to help extract the moisture from the air.

  • Dehumidifier example

  • Protect your pillow

    100% cotton barrier fabric that is so tightly woven that dust mite allergens simply can't pass through.

  • Pillow protector example

  • Vacuum your carpets and furniture

    Use good quality vacuums and filter bags to contain the allergens as you clean.

  • Vacuum example

  • Clean your air

    Cleaning and general activity in the home can push allergens into the air. With a good air purifier you can maintain a clean environment (Assuming you have seen our awesome video that explains all this).

  • Air purifier example

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Our 5 essential steps to mite avoidance

  1. Clean The Bed

    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.

  2. Kill The Mites

    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.

  3. Keep Mites Out

    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.

  4. Trap Dust, Sweat Or Traveling Mites

    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.

  5. Keep The Bed Mite Free

    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.