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Nathalie Leblond

I joined Rentokil Initial South Africa in 2004 as the PA to the MD, and after 6 months maternity leave I re-joined the Company in 2009 as the Marketing Co-ordinator for Rentokil. I'm now the Marketing Communication Manager for Rentokil Initial. I'm still terrified of cockroaches (Americana's only!) but the rest of the creepy crawlies we deal with don't really bug me (see what I did there?), so I guess I'm in the right industry! I am passionate about what we do here at Rentokil Initial and also write for our Hygiene Blog, which can be found at www.initial.co.za. Life outside of Rentokil mostly revolves around my daughter, who has just turned eleven, and my husband (who is a bit older). I love living in Cape Town and wouldn't trade living here for anywhere else in the world.
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December 2020
Nathalie Leblond

2020 is winding to a close, and we're sure that many of you - like our team here at deBugged - can't wait to see the back of 2020!  Because it's been such an extraordinarily difficult year for so...

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November 2020
Nathalie Leblond

What's a Mango fly, and are they a problem in South Africa? Read this update of one of our most popular blogs to find out.

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Innovation
November 2020
Nathalie Leblond

This is a quick guide to the most expensive pests in food processing, and what should you know about them. More information is available for download in our Pests in the Food Processing Industry...

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Business
November 2020
Nathalie Leblond

This blog looks at the five most common signs that indicate you have a fly problem, and offers some advice on what to do about it.

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Flies, Business
November 2020
Nathalie Leblond
Guest post by Harry Wood
 

Stored product insects (SPIs) are the most costly pests to food businesses and destroy or contaminate a significant proportion of the world’s food supplies. They are...

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Food Safety
November 2020
Nathalie Leblond

Understanding the lifecycle of bed bugs can go a long way in helping you and your staff know what to look for, and in preventing a small problem from becoming a full blown infestation in your hotel

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Hospitality
October 2020
Nathalie Leblond

With thanks to our guest writer: Gustav Pavlu for a look into the hidden world of pests. What you can see may be very different to what's happening, so here are some tips to consider from the...

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Logistics
October 2020
Nathalie Leblond
A fly infestation can spell disaster for a business that deals with food. Flies are one of the most likely insects to cause damage and disruption to a food service or food production business.
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Food Safety
October 2020
Nathalie Leblond

This blog looks at 4 compelling reasons why we believe the Lumnia range is the best on the market for businesses that need protection from flying insects. 

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Flies, Business
October 2020
Nathalie Leblond
Rentokil was the first company to make use of LED's in our Lumnia range of Insect Light Traps (ILT's). In this blog we take a look at why LED bulbs are so much better in ILT's than traditional...
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