Acar'up is a trap system that is very simple to use, and which is intended to remove and destroy the allergenic dust mites in mattresses, sofas, carpets and furniture in all fabrics. It is a technical fabric that is laid on the bed or on to clean fabrics of furniture. This technical fabric is sprayed with a solution containing special molecules that attract dust mites. This is done with an atomizer (spray dispenser). The mites are attracted by the pleasant smell and hide in the fabric, which then goes into the machine to remove them. After washing, when the fabric is dry, it can be placed again on a new mattress, and then spray the attractive solution again, to catch de mites again.
Why come the dust mites to the attractive solution? Dust mites obtain the necessary water to survive thanks to the humidity. If the air is too dry, they send out chemical messages to each other, to not lose water, in order to group together. These messages are called aggregation pheromones. After the messages were sent, the dust mites in our mattresses form aggregates that may contain millions of individuals. With such groupings they escape to death by dehydration. We have determined and quantified the pheromones. They sit in the attractive solution, in sufficient quantity to attract the dust mites that were hidden deep in the mattress. These molecules are not toxic. Moreover, because they are part of the biology of the house dust mites, they do not lead to resistance , in contrast to biocides. This work is the result of the collaboration of three Belgian laboratories and is the result of seven years of study.
Acar'up consists of a textile substrate and a spray. The product is protected by a patent.
- Fabric: 100% cotton, the side with braid motif should be placed on the mattress.
- Solution: highly diluted plant extract , 250ml
With Acar'up, you can do 10 mattress cleaning operations. The fabric is indestructible, it is enough to buy a refill to clean the mattress again.
- Efficiency: 98 % of dust mites are eradicated after a month
- Convenient and easy
- Flexible: Acar'Up can handle chairs sofas and all beds of your house
- no side effect