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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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May 2020

Air Hygiene Part 1: Why is Indoor Air Quality so important?

Written by Nathalie Leblond

In the first part of this two-part blog post, we take a look at why the quality of the air we breathe indoors is so important. In part 2 next week we’ll take a look at how an air purifier actually...

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Health and Safety
May 2020

How to be hygienic AND environmentally friendly

Written by Nathalie Leblond

Hygiene practices have never been more front and centre than they are right now, as we battle COVID-19 armed with not much more than good hand hygiene and social distancing in the fight against...

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Environment and Green Hygiene
May 2020

Initial’s Specialist Disinfection Service

Written by Nathalie Leblond

South Africans are two weeks into our three week lock down period, and Rentokil Initial - as an Essential Services provider - has continued to work through this period, providing critical pest...

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Cleanliness and Hygiene
May 2020

Our most popular handwashing articles

Written by Nathalie Leblond

It should come as no surprise to those of you who read our blog regularly that we’ve been publishing a lot of content related to handwashing lately.

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Cleanliness and Hygiene
April 2020

10 things you absolutely need to know about wearing a mask

Written by Nathalie Leblond

Recently I wrote a post called “Gloves on, or Gloves off” about whether the use of gloves by the general public can limit cross-contamination and one’s risk of contracting COVID-19.

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Cleanliness and Hygiene, Coronavirus Insights
April 2020

Glossary of Pandemic Terminology

Written by Nathalie Leblond

Here at Initial we take hygiene very seriously, in fact you could say we are the experts. And as the experts we do love to throw around hygiene jargon, both on our website and in our blogs.

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Hygiene Specialists, Coronavirus Insights
April 2020

Ask the expert: A day in the life of a GP during the COVID-19 pandemic

Written by Nathalie Leblond

The 7th of April is World Health Day: a global health awareness day celebrated annually under the sponsorship of the World Health Organization and other related organisations, and a day which has...

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Ask the Expert
March 2020

[UPDATE] Gloves on, or gloves off?

Written by Nathalie Leblond

Towards the end of 2018 I wrote a blog post about the use of nitrile or latex gloves in the food industry as a way of preventing food-borne illnesses. You can read the original post here, but I...

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Health and Safety

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