Dust mite-proof pillow cover
To help decrease the amount of dust mites, encase mattresses, box springs, and pillows with mite-proof covers. Additional methods consist of washing bedding once a week in hot water, and dusting with a wet cloth once a week. Carpets can be a significant source of dust mites and should be vacuumed weekly with a vacuum cleaner containing a HEPA filter. Switching to wooden and leather furniture is another way to reduce the dust mite population in the home.