Pests (like cockroaches and rats) are not just gross–they can contribute to problems breathing. Read more about asthma and BostonAsthmaTriggers. To get rid of pests without exposure to pesticide poisoning, consult the asthma_ipm_guide and the RatBuster brochure! Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is the safe and effective way to eliminate pests through cooperation of tenants, landlords, and pest management professionals. The landlord’s guide to Integrated Pest Management, tenant information about IPM, and health provider information about IPM are available at http://www.nchh.org/Training/IntegratedPestManagementIPM.aspx.