Reducing the Dust Mite Allergen in your home

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Clinical Research Studies have shown that lowering exposure to dust mite allergens can help allergy sufferers by reducing the frequency and severity of their symptoms and by reducing their need for medication.

  • Regularly clean and dust using a damp cloth
  • Consider polished flooring instead of carpet
  • Vacuum with a high-efficiency HEPA™ filter vacuum
  • Regularly wash your bed linen in hot water every week (60°C is required to kill dust mites). A plumber may be able to by-pass the ‘Tempering Valve’ or you could use a front-loading washing machine.
  • Shower or bath before you go to bed to help reduce the amount of dead skin you shed throughout the night.
  • Install a ventilation system in your home or use a dehumidifier to keep household moisture levels low.
  • Freeze your child’s favourite soft toys every 2-3 months. Freezing kills Dust Mites.
  • Invest in some MiteGuard® Allergen Barrier Bedding and Pillow Covers

In most homes the mattress and bedding are the major reservoirs of dust mite allergen.
The depth and complex construction of mattresses mean no amount of vacuuming or treatment with
mite-killing sprays or powders (acaricides) will render it completely free from dust mite allergen.
Complete encasement with a specialised allergen-barrier cover such as MiteGuard® is the only effective means of protection.

Pillows are also a major source of dust mite allergen – and our noses are pressed up against them all night long!  A MiteGuard® pillow cover and regular weekly hot water washing of the outer pillow case will protect you from this major source of allergen, and let you sleep much more peacefully.