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The Ultimate Way to Allergy-Proof your AirBnB, VRBO, Hotel Room, or Guest Room for The Season

The Ultimate Way to Allergy-Proof your AirBnB, VRBO, Hotel Room, or Guest Room for The Season

Allergy season is undoubtedly the most dreadful time of the year for anyone who hosts guests. Whether you are an Airbnb, VRBO, or a hotel owner, or frequently have people over at your place — you know the dread.

Thankfully, products in 2022 are making it extremely simple to allergy-proof your home. Combine these life-changing protectors with some simple practices. We will ensure you have a safe and healthy bedroom to offer your guests this season.

In this article, we will tell you more about what dust mites are and other allergens you need to know about. We will also go over the best allergen barrier bedding and how products like an allergen barrier pillow protector and an allergen barrier mattress protector work.

Understanding Allergens

The root cause of all allergies is the allergens that springtime brings in plenty. Understanding the microscopic pests you are dealing with can come in handy when devising techniques to keep them away.

Here are the most common allergens you should know about —

  • Dust mites

One of the most common allergens, dust mites are pests that do not bite or sting but cause allergies when inhaled. They love warm, humid environments and live in upholstered furniture, bedding, carpets, curtains, etc.

Upon inhaling them, the urine, feces, and decaying bodies of dust mites cause an inflammation of the nasal passage. This inflammation is also commonly known as a dust allergy.

It is said that at least one bed in four out of five homes in America has dust mites.
  • Pollen

Pollen is tiny seeds dispersed from plants, trees, grass, and weeds. There are many varieties of pollen depending on their originating source, region, and time of the year.

All pollen is airborne. When inhaled, it can cause hay fever symptoms, among other reactions. These symptoms can range from a runny, itchy nose to asthma attacks in certain people.

While pollen is usually found outdoors, it can be carried indoors by insects or pests.
  • Mold

A fungus that thrives in moist environments, mold and its primary allergen mold spores can trigger allergies. Mold spores, too, are airborne. They can worsen existing breathing problems and even cause them.

Mold grows year-round, so its allergies may not be considered seasonal. However, they are an important allergen to tackle when allergy-proofing any space.

The fungus commonly grows indoors in wet and moist spaces. Sneezing, coughing, congestion, watery and itchy eyes, and a post nasal drip can be symptoms of a mold allergy.
  • Bed bugs

While bedbugs are a nuisance to all, bedbug bite allergies are not very common. However, individuals who are allergic to bedbugs can have severe reactions to bites.

Allergies caused by bedbug bites range from painful swellings to anaphylaxis. For those who are not allergic to bedbugs, bites can still cause itchy, painful, red welts at the site.

Getting rid of bedbugs should be on the top of your priority list as someone who hosts people. These pests can also follow your guests home and infest their spaces.

Other allergens like insect stings, cockroaches, and animal dander can also cause severe reactions. The allergy-proofing solutions we will discuss will ensure you are ridding your space of as many allergens as possible.
  • Simplifies cleaning

Bedding protectors are easy to remove and put back on. They need a simple machine or hand-washing and air-drying.
  • Makes furnishings water-resistant

Waterproof protectors made with vinyl or other waterproof materials make your furnishings water-resistant. This can be a huge advantage for commercial and heavily used setups.
  • Protects from stains

Adding an encasement to your good-quality bedding helps protect it from stains, whether food stains, spilled drinks, or just stains caused by bodily fluids from daily use.
  • Resists dust mites, mold, other allergens, and parasites

A zippered mattress protector, pillow protector, or duvet protector keeps allergens and bed bugs from entering and infesting your bedding. If you have an existing infestation, protectors can also help keep the attack contained.
  • Prevents skin issues and breathing problems

Keeping the allergens and parasites away makes the sleeping environment safer for your guests and visitors. As a result, you can rest assured that the sleepers will not be waking up with intense skin reactions or a triggered breathing issue.
  • Increases the life of the products

Quality bedding is an investment. Daily use and wear-and-tear can increase the number of times you have to replace them. Using protectors on bedding safeguards your furnishings and makes them last longer in their peak condition.
  • Improves sleeping experience for guests

When you host people, whether it is guests or just friends and family, the priority remains to offer them a good experience. When your bedroom is at its hygienic best, the experience people have at your property already goes up a notch.

How To Allergy-Proof Your Bedding


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Now that we know the allergens, let us talk about some quick and easy steps you can take to get rid of them. Incorporating some new products and a regular cleaning routine can help you keep allergies completely at bay so your guests can have a comfortable sleeping experience.

Our ultimate way to allergy-proof your bedding is a two-part process.

Start with bringing in some products like an allergen barrier pillow protector and allergen barrier mattress protector that make keeping allergens away easier for the long term. Part two involves paying attention to other areas that may host allergens.

Pairing these changes with a thorough cleaning routine can help you maintain a clean, hygienic, and safe bedroom for your visitors and guests during allergy season and otherwise.

Part 1: Anti-Allergy Bedding

The most effective way to prepare your room for the allergy season is by investing in quality anti-allergen bedding.

To put it simply, anti-allergy bedding is protectors and encasements for your bedroom furnishing like mattresses, pillows, duvets, etc.

These protectors act as a layer of defense between contaminants and allergens and the sleeper. They are also easy to clean with a simple wash.

This low maintenance requirement and high efficacy of allergen barrier bedding protectors make them, hands down, the best choice for allergy proofing any space.

Why Do You Need These Allergy Barrier Bedding Protectors?

Allergy barrier bedding protectors are the easiest way to safeguard your sleeper’s health. They work as a protection system against more than one risk factor. Here are some benefits quality protectors can provide:

How Does Anti-Allergy Bedding Work

Sleeping Woman

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Two major aspects come into play when we speak of how anti-allergy bedding works — the material and the construction. While these may differ from brand to brand, we will let you know how the best-in-class bed protectors from Bargoose work.

Mattress and Pillow Protector Material

The bedding experts at Bargoose have designed AllergyCare™, a scientifically woven cotton fabric for the ultimate allergy protection. This makes it the best bedding material for dust mite allergy protection.

The organic, chemical-free cotton is tightly woven to 5.3 microns with a 233-thread count. This compact nature of the threads in AllergyCare™ keeps allergens including, but not limited to, dust mites, mold, and bedbugs away.

Mattress and Pillow Protector Construction

The AllergyCare™ fabric is lab-tested for sturdiness and longevity. With double stitch and at least 12 stitches/inch, the threads do not separate or tear with daily use giving the protectors a long life in themselves while extending the life of your bedding.

The heavy-gauge nylon zipper tread and rust-proof metal zipper pull make the covers completely impermeable.

When these basics are well-thought-out and designed to perfection, anti-allergy bedding protects your bedding and sleepers from allergies.

What Bedding Is Best For Allergies

As you try to allergy-proof your sleeping spaces, we suggest investing in the following types of protectors. These can help sleepers with allergies sleep better.

  • Allergen Barrier Pillow Protector

    Zippered pillow protectors with an allergen barrier protect your pillows. Since pillows come closest to the bare skin on the face and are also closest to the nose, it is essential to keep them free of allergens.

  • Allergen Barrier Mattress Protector

    A bed protector for allergies keeps your mattresses safe from all environmental hazards. Mattress protectors ensure the allergens stay out of your mattresses and away from the sleeper.

  • Allergen Barrier Zippered Duvet Covers

    Duvets are another essential part of bedding that must be safeguarded from allergens. They, too, just like the pillow, come in close contact with the sleeper’s skin and nose and can transfer allergens if infected.

  • Waterproof Mattress Pads

    Mattress pads that keep water out are a great way to give your mattress added protection. They also ensure that mold does not find its way into your mattress.

These are our top picks for the above categories of protectors. Our selection includes the below-listed scientifically designed protectors by Bargoose, a leader in the bedding protection industry known for its high-quality products.

All Bargoose protectors come with a lifetime manufacturer’s warranty and are patented, tested, and certified products.

Allergen Barrier Pillow Protector

AllergyCare Zippered Pillow Protector

AllergyCare™ Organic Cotton Pillow Encasing

AllergyCare Cotton Zippered Pillow Protector

AllergyCare™ 100% Cotton Allergen Barrier Pillow Cover

AllergyCare Pristine Zippered Pillow Protector

AllergyCare Pristine® Pillow Covers

CleanAir Allergy Relief Zippered Pillow Protector

CleanAir® Allergy Relief Pillow Protector - Zippered Pillow Encasement

Allergen Barrier Mattress Protector

AllergyCare Cotton Mattress Protector

AllergyCare™ - Cotton Zippered Mattress Encasement Protector

AllergyCare Pristine Mattress Protector

AllergyCare™ Pristine® - Zippered Mattress Encasement Protector

AllergyCare Organic Mattress Protector

AllergyCare Zippered Organic Cotton Mattress Cover

AllergyCare Organic Fitted Mattress Protector

AllergyCare™ Fitted 100% Cotton Allergy Mattress Cover

Allergen Barrier Zippered Duvet Covers

AllergyCare Organic Duvet Cover

AllergyCare™ Organic Cotton Zippered Duvet Cover

AllergyCare Pristine Duvet Cover

Pristine® Luxury Duvet Allergy Barrier Comforter Cover

AllergyCare Stretch Knit Duvet Cover

AllergyCare™ Stretch Knit Duvet Comforter Cover

Waterproof Mattress Pads 

Bargoose Deluxe Quilted Mattress Pad

Deluxe Quilted Waterproof Mattress Pad

Quilted Waterproof Mattress Pad

Quilted Waterproof Mattress Pads

Part 2: Other Tips For The Bedroom To Prevent Allergies


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 Anti-allergy bedding takes you a long way in making your bedroom allergy-proof. To go the extra mile, you can consider these tips and Integrate them into your cleaning and room maintenance routine:

  • Swap heavy curtains and upholstery for lighter fabrics that are easy to wash.
  • Remove any non-essential carpets, rugs, throws, and other fabrics from the room.
  • Vacuum floor carpeting and upholstered furniture regularly.
  • Put into action a weekly deep cleaning routine for heavily used spaces. Lightly used bedding can be deep-cleaned once in 10 days.
  • Incorporate cleaners targeted at getting rid of dust mites. Dust mite denatures can be helpful. 
  • Wash and clean your bed sheets, pillow cover, and duvets after every use.
  • Give your bedding protectors a wash and clean as per the care instructions provided.


With allergy season at your doorstep, it is time to allergy-proof your Airbnb, VRBO, Hotel rooms, and guest rooms. Put your guests’ and sleepers’ health first by incorporating a few additional steps into your maintenance routine.

Start by choosing anti-allergy bedding protectors from a brand you can trust, like Bargoose. Pay special attention to fabrics and upholstery in your room and ensure they are clean and free of dust mites.

These steps make it easier to keep allergy season woes under control and help you come across as a responsible room owner who cares. 

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