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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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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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Hospitality
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
May 2020
Nathalie Leblond

Level 4 lock down means that some South Africans are back to work this week, with others getting ready for an imminent return.  But do you know what might be waiting for you at the office?

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termite treatment, termite control, termites, dry wood termite
April 2020
Nathalie Leblond

At the best of times your server room may be unmanned which can result in an increased risk of pest activity.  And now, during lockdown, there is a good chance no-one has been into the server room...

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rats, pest control, mice, flies, rodents, crawling insects, Cockroach, flying insects, Innovation
April 2020
Nathalie Leblond

Lockdown means that buildings all over the country are currently standing empty: offices, hotels, restaurants, educational premises, and industrial sites. 

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pest control, bird control, flies, Food Safety, birds, flying insects, pests, Hospitality
April 2020
Nathalie Leblond

Governments around the world, South Africa included, have ordered the shutdown of non-critical businesses and services to reduce the transmission of the Coronavirus and "flatten the curve" (You...

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pest control, Food Safety, Cockroach, Hospitality
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