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Nicole Horne

Nicole is a Digital Marketing Executive at Rentokil Initial Hygiene in Johannesburg. A self-proclaimed germaphobe, her love for hygienic environments and curiosity of all things “beneath the surface” fuels her enthusiasm for writing about the impact of germs in the workplace. She is passionate about creating awareness and sharing her knowledge on the impact of good hygiene practices. Follow Nicole on Twitter and LinkedIn for updates on the the good, the bad and the germy.
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October 2016
Nicole Horne

Spiders and Halloween seem to go hand in hand. As soon as October hits us, supermarkets and grocery stores are filled with spider-themed treats; and everywhere you go, you are surrounded by...

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Spiders
October 2016
Nicole Horne

Ants are more of an annoyance than a pest, although some ants can pack a nasty bite.

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Ants
September 2016
Nicole Horne

By Peta Florus

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Cockroaches
June 2016
Nicole Horne

Did you know your workplace is like a giant Jungle Gym for mice?

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Rats and Mice
May 2016
Nicole Horne

When someone mentions the word mouse, the characters Mickey, Minnie and Jerry come to mind - the entertaining cartoons that filled your childhood with fun and laughter. But, did you know having...

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Rats and Mice
May 2016
Nicole Horne

Have you ever been taunted by a group of rats and mice mocking your feeble DIY attempts to rid them from your home? Then this is the blog post for you!

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Rats and Mice
May 2016
Nicole Horne

Expert solutions can get rid of rats and mice, but how do you know which option is the most effective? What do professional solutions actually offer, and most importantly, can they guarantee pest...

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Rats and Mice
May 2016
Nicole Horne

Rodents will do whatever it takes to get inside your home. They'll climb ladders and walls, walk across wires and swim through sewers (they can even enter your home through your toilet!). So, what...

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Rats and Mice
April 2016
Nicole Horne

Bed bugs are becoming more common during recent years, and this could be due to one reason - their thicker skins!

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Bed Bugs
April 2016
Nicole Horne

With the Pikitup strike headlining countless news channels, homeowners and businesses alike have had to contend with piles of rubbish on the streets. Not only are the smells difficult to stomach,...

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