ROACH-FREE REMODELING How to make your projects uncomfortablefor roaches, that is! The state of the art in pest control is called integrated pest management (IPM). This movement began as a response to several factors, including the federal government's banning of some highly effective but environmentally disastrous pesticides and the public's increasing concerns about toxic materials. The pests had something to do with it, too, by genetically developing resistance to particular pesticides at a rate that made control by chemicals alone impractical. The IPM strategy was developed by entomologists and filtered down to the pest-control industry. The idea was to hit the pests from all sides, integrating A barrage of techniques, none of which would be sufficiently effective by themselves: namely changing their environm e