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infest

[in′fest]
(medicine)
To live on or within the host's body.
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Many infestations are thought to be fleas but are in fact bird mites.
During 2009-2012, surveillance authorities received 225 reports of vector infestations within the area targeted by the treatment phase (Table 1).
To relate the presence of the white test (a waxy secretion that covers the body) to the number of scale on a tree, trees were recorded as having none, low, moderate, or heavy scale infestations (Van Driesche et al.
I hypothesize that, of mistletoe-infested trees, larger trees (as measured by DBH) will have a greater number of individual mistletoe infestations than smaller trees.
Dr Colm Moore of Rentokil said: "There was a steady increase in rodent infestations throughout the season, but the dramatic spike in infestations which occurs every year did not happen.
Willis North America launched its own bed bug policy just a few days later, which it has termed Bed Bug Infestation Recovery Insurance.
Studies have indicated that infestations in high turnover locations such as hotel rooms, and school hostels are particularly likely to give rise to more secondary infestation in the community (12,14,19).
Penny Venables, CEO at Birmingham, said: "We have never had serious infestations that have resulted in patients, staff or visitors being affected.
As we build up our staff and survey more trees, we are going to find infestations in these areas we previously have not been in.
Employees of Lane County Animal Services found a bug infestation in its animal food supply on Wednesday and are asking community members to donate any animal food that they can.
Abu Dhabi: Rodent infestations in the emirate have gone down from 80 to 10 per cent in a period of one year, thanks to the pest control division of the Abu Dhabi Municipality.