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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 nine 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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August 2020
Nathalie Leblond

Working in the food supply industry, pests - especially rodents - are always a source of concern but with reports of infected rodents sold for food in Southeast Asia, could there be a possibility...

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Food Safety
August 2020
Nathalie Leblond

Rodents have lived on the planet for at least 56 million years, so we thought we would take a look at humans and rats shared history, and the role rodents have played in shaping aspects of society.

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home
July 2020
Nathalie Leblond

Choosing a service provider can be hard, and with many providers wanting customers to sign a two year contract, we understand that before you make that sort of commitment you need to be sure that...

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Innovation
July 2020
Nathalie Leblond

We know that running your daily operations is a full time job on its own, and that worrying about the status of your pest control is not something you’d like added to your workload.

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Innovation
July 2020
Nathalie Leblond

Have you ever wondered what it is that makes us consider some insects and animals pests (like fleas and rats) and others not?

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Innovation
July 2020
Nathalie Leblond

Bed bugs. Arguably a worthy opponent for any pest controller worth their salt, and an undeniable nightmare for managers in the hospitality sector,  and possibly even for you at home -  if you’ve...

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pest control, Prevent Bed Bugs
June 2020
Nathalie Leblond

While the world continues to grapple with the Coronavirus pandemic, differing global recovery rates are reshaping the way we all go about business. As a result, lockdown restrictions in many...

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pest control, coronavirus, Lockdown, pests
June 2020
Nathalie Leblond

Our last blog post focused on some of the questions we believe you should definitely be asking your Disinfection Services provider.  Watch this short video to see what the experts can do for you.

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Specialist Disinfection Services
May 2020
Nathalie Leblond

As South Africa prepares itself for lockdown to ease to level 3 next week, even more businesses will be allowed to reopen. But to meet the government’s criteria for reopening, businesses must take...

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Specialist Disinfection Services, coronavirus
May 2020
Nathalie Leblond

Even at the best of times rats are one of the most problematic pests for businesses handling food, and for homes in urban areas with any source of food nearby. 

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rat control, rodent infestation, pest control, coronavirus, Food Safety
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