Dust mites - getting rid of them
The hypothesis has been proven to be true - washing pillow cases in hot water and drying them in the hot sun is the best method to eradicate dust mites.
The feces produced by dust mites contain allergenic enzymes. They are one of the most common triggers of asthma. Among the other common allergic symptoms are sneezing, running nose, watery eyes and itchiness.
This science project experiment can also be repeated at different hot water temperatures, to compare the number of surviving dust mites.
Try to repeat the science experiment using different types of materials like carpet, nylon or cotton and compare your findings.
House dust mite - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/House_dust_mite
Dust mites - http://healthandenergy.com/dust_mites.htm
Dust mites - everything you might not want to know! - http://www.ehso.com/ehshome/dustmites.php