According to Chinese astrology, on January 25, 2020, we will be celebrating the year of the Metal Rat, which marks the start of a new 12-year astrological cycle.
Pests have been living with us since the dawn of time. To get rid of them, we’ve come up with all sorts of creative (and often ineffective) methods that we still use and believe in, to this day.
Here’s an interesting fact for you: Did you know that since 2001, the 19th of November has been declared the World Toilet Day? Indeed, this day was created by the World Toilet Organization in 2001 and became an official United Nations day in 2013. Each year, UN-Water leads a group of international agencies to campaign around this theme sounds funny to you? Unfortunately, when we understand the purpose of this day, there is really nothing to laugh about.
Have you ever wondered how safe your home or office was? The answer is obvious: you have installed the latest alarm system in your home, your office has CCTV and a security officer … you are safe! Well, most of the time danger comes from where you least expect it.
Bacteria are part of life and are everywhere, certainly, but some objects of your daily life are particularly covered with germs. Whether you a germaphobe or not, we thought you might be interested in some ‘fun’ facts about the top dirtiest things that you touch every day. You must be thinking, ‘So obvious, toilet seats!’ Wrong.
Some mosquitoes are a nuisance for leaving itchy, red and bumpy bites on us while others are a carrier for some of the world’s deadliest diseases, such as dengue, chikungunya, yellow fever, Zika and West Nile virus. They are also responsible for parasitic infections such as filariasis and malaria
Termites, which are locally called “carias”, were already around during the Jurassic Period. They are social insects, living in hierarchical and organized colonies of several thousand individuals.
Did you know that you live (and sleep) with your worst enemy? Our biggest predator is not the great white shark, but the mosquito. The most dangerous species can even cause death.
Let’s talk about the great ‘P’ word. Periods.
Mauritius is well-known for its beautiful flora and fauna. It’s also reputed for its mosquitoes, especially among the tourists. If you wish to know what are the pests that are plotting to invade your house, here is a list of the top five most common ones that you can come across, without knowing how much they can affect your health. Here they are:
Take a look at your colleague sitting opposite you. Yes, the friendly colleague who eats sandwiches at his desk every midday and helps you carry your files to meetings. You love having him around, but chances are he’s one of the 62 % of office workers who fail to wash their hands after leaving the loo. Or perhaps he’s one of the 1 in 3 workers who escape to the bathroom just for some alone time in the office… Still, think the world of him?
Every year, every summer, it’s the same thing: with the heat and the rainy season, insects keep multiplying! Reckless and shameless, they invade your home. On your own, you will struggle to get rid of them. Well, you know what? You are not alone! We are right by your side in the fight against these invaders and have tailor-made and efficient solutions to keep them at bay.
New year, new start. But this time, instead of unattainable goals, why not aim for something more realistic. Why not make the welfare of your employees your priority and aim for a safer and healthier workplace? The icing on the cake? We can easily help you with this resolution.
Woody notes of pine and birch have long been a true hallmark of the holiday season thanks to their link to the smell of fresh Christmas trees. Because this holiday is often evoked by the classic smells that surround it, such as a touch of cinnamon and nutmeg or woody fragrances like spruce, fir, birch and obviously pine, we are pleased to present our Premium Scenting seasonal scent.
You are probably smiling at the title of this article right now but did you know that more than 60% of the world population has no proper toilet at home, that 892 million people have no other option than to defecate in the open air or even that one third of schools worldwide still do not provide any toilet facilities to their students?
Wash your hands, wash your hands, wash your hands!!! Needless to say that these words have become much like a mantra that we remind ourselves and that we tell our kids all the time. Not to mention that there are countless posters and signs in all public restrooms, kitchens and in the workplace reminding employees to wash their hands before resuming work.
The presence of flying insects within your hotel, restaurant or agri-food business could really mean bad news for your bank account. From devouring your stock to destroying your establishment’s reputation, these tiny creatures can cause huge money loss. Beyond this negative image, they also carry a number of diseases which could lead to the closure of your business. Here is a little overview about which sector is more at risk.
With the upcoming seasonal change, the winter flu- in all its horror- is bound to affect even the best of us. As the weather gets colder and wetter, coughs, sniffles and sneezes are likely to be heard here and there within your establishment, causing disruptions, delays and even absenteeism.
Rodents, those hijackers
Rats and mice are the worst kind of unwanted guests that will ever set foot in your homes. They have skillfully mastered the art of hijacking to such an extent that they can become the landlords and you, well, the rentee.
Most people tend to think that pests disappear as winter settles in. Wrong. Just like you want to keep warm indoors during the cold season, chilly pests seek cosy refuges.
Managing menstruation with dignity remains a challenge, especially in developing countries. In many societies, this natural process is still surrounded by taboos, misinformation and inadequate menstrual hygiene management (MHM), which directly affect women’s self-esteem, health, education, dignity and human rights.
Barely larger than an apple seed, bed bugs can give you a hard time at night by turning your sweet dreams into a nightmare. These nocturnal pests are prolific breeders and can quickly become a colony and attack you when you sleep. Extremely unpleasant bites, intense itching, redness, an offensive musty smell … there are many perks.
Whatever your field of business, maintaining a high level of hygiene in your company is crucial for many reasons. Not only is it important for your brand’s image, employees’, customers’ and visitors’ well-being, it also affects your enterprise’s bottom line and revenues. This is how:
One of the most effective ways we have to protect ourselves and others from illness is good hygiene. When the majority of people have to use washrooms in places like schools, offices, shopping malls or public places, their concern about hygiene is most of the time justified. Toilets are a hotbed for bacteria and viruses. Who hasn’t thought twice about sitting on a public toilet seat?
Since December, the country is being drenched by rains that are certainly filling up our reservoirs, but all these stagnant waters unfortunately promote the proliferation of diseases such as influenza and gastroenteritis. How to protect yourself effectively?
The festive season is here! As you are getting ready for the celebrations, here is a shortlist of the worse public enemies that can ruin your Christmas lunches and dinners, your barbecues with friends or end of year parties.
According to marketing experts, scent marketing is the next big thing in advertising across
an endless array of industries.
The Business Impact of Scent
How does a simple fragrance affect a business, and is there statistical data to back up the results?
To the tune of The Sound of Music’s “My Favourite Things”:
Rodents increasing and roaches that creep
Mosquito battles which cause restless sleep
Summer insects that carry on buzzing
These are a few of our favourite things!
This meeting seemed to be going so well. You just don’t understand why your prospective client has this baffled expression now. Suddenly the penny drops: despite the bathroom being clean, the stubborn malodour present has offended him.
The exasperation of a client, the disappointed look of a mother, the frustration of a young professional… As a company’s director, office or quality manager, you cannot risk the pitfalls that come with poor feminine hygiene service. The ensuing uproar can crush the company goodwill, and alienate at least half of your patrons: female bathroom users.
Poor hygiene, illnesses and absenteeism often go… hand in hand. Indeed, a whopping 80% of infectious diseases are transmitted through hands. To mitigate the possibility of cross-contamination, Rentokil Initial has devised an extremely powerful product that provides a safe and convenient solution: UltraprotectTM.
Some of us can fly across a room at the sight of a spider, a cockroach or a rat. Besides terrorizing your home, pests can in fact affect our health and cause serious allergies.
The 5th sense
The sense of smell is much more powerful than we would imagine. It is 10,000 times more sensitive than our other senses, which means we are far more likely to remember a smell than something we see or touch.
With over 90 years of experience and global prominence in over 65 countries, Rentokil is known internationally as a pioneer in the field of pest control and hygiene. Being the franchisee of such a top rated brand in the Indian Ocean is a great honor for us and we are very proud of the remarkable progress we have achieved together.