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Lemay Rogers

Lémay Rogers is the Marketing Manager for Rentokil Initial. When not contributing to the Initial blog, she is the custodian of all things Marketing for Rentokil Initial South Africa, and supports the Sub-Saharan African businesses. As a frequent traveller AND mother of a toddler, she is all too aware of how easily germs can travel with us, from one location to another and then back to our homes. Follow Lémay on Twitter and LinkedIn for practical advice on good hygiene practices, both at home and in the workplace.
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July 2018

How does office design affect hygiene?

Written by Lemay Rogers

I often hear remarks around a building’s bathroom creating a lasting impression of the company or retail store being visited. A well designed, well-kept bathroom creates an impression that the...

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July 2018

From hand to mouth: hygiene tips in schools [Ask the Expert]

Written by Lemay Rogers

I’m just going to say it; Teachers are “bombproof” and I have the utmost respect for the profession.  Our teachers nurture, educate, and guide the next generation BUT they also miraculously manage...

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June 2018

4 reasons to rent your hygiene units rather than buying them outright

Written by Lemay Rogers

Over the past 2 years, I’ve noticed that requests for the outright purchase of hygiene units have become more frequent. Companies are indicating that they prefer to own their hygiene units and...

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June 2018

How to deep clean your child's car seat

Written by Lemay Rogers

In a 2014 Mail Online article the headline was; “Children's car seats are dirtier than TOILETS: Scientists find 100 different strains of dangerous bacteria including E. coli and salmonella bugs”....

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May 2018

Hygiene in the hairdressing industry: Ask the Expert

Written by Lemay Rogers

In our sixth installment of our blog series - Ask the Expert - we moved to an industry where hygiene isn’t always the first thing you think about. I recently interviewed Nastasha Bascarini, Owner...

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April 2018

Fact or fiction: Does cold weather make you sick?

Written by Lemay Rogers

Winter is well on it’s way with the Cape experiencing some much needed rainfall and Johannesburg hitting its first single digit evening temperatures this week. Winter brings with it many concerns...

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April 2018

The big debate: is a ‘daily scrub’ wasting water, bad for you, or a non-negotiable for personal hygiene?

Written by Lemay Rogers

The topic of bathing solicits a variety of responses and many a debate has been started around the frequency of one’s bath or shower.

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March 2018

3 unique hygiene challenges in Johannesburg

Written by Lemay Rogers

We’ve explored the tough hygiene challenges facing Cape Town during the ongoing water crisis and considered Durban’s humid, tropical climate. Now it is time to look into the hygiene challenges of...

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March 2018

Fact or fiction: you always need to use hand sanitisers

Written by Lemay Rogers

As a society we have become more aware of personal hygiene and wellness.We have seen social trends shift with open air yoga classes, rewards systems for healthy living and hand sanitisers in every...

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March 2018

What made me more hygiene aware [first person story]

Written by Lemay Rogers

Many of us who experienced childhood in the 90s can’t help but smile when seeing the image below. These days things like drinking out of the hose is just taboo.  “The chemicals!”  “The microbes!”...

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