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infestation

[‚in·fe′stā·shən]
(medicine)
The state or condition of having animal parasites on or in the body.
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The study concluded that Rhepicephalus was the most prevalent among the Ixodid genera whereas presumed risk factors were strongly associated with tick infestation and tick burden.
An FEHD spokesman said, "According to a territory-wide survey conducted by the department, the RIRs of all districts were below 10 per cent for the first half of 2017, indicating that rodent infestation is not extensive in the area surveyed.
Many researchers globally as well as in Pakistan worked on the prevalence of tick infestation, taxonomy and economical losses.
Francis Pangilinan, the head of the Office of the Presidential Assistant for Food Security and Agricultural Modernization (Opafsam) from May 2014 to September 2015, eradicated the cocolisap infestation in over 2 million trees in Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon) and Basilan.
If infestation occurs, let patients know that the bites aren't dangerous; there is no convincing evidence that bed bugs transmit any diseases.
He said: "Cockroaches are very hardy insects and their ability to breed rapidly makes professional treatment essential to control any infestation.
Gigare said the monitoring of coastal areas in Panay and Negros Islands started after a two-hectare mangrove site in Iloilo City was damaged by moth infestation last November.
Severe bird mite infested nests that are located within a certain distance of your home but not directly on it can lead to an indoor infestation.
In temperate areas, infestation levels are critical and honeybee colonies with no annual treatment against Varroa mite will collapse within 2-3 years (Rosenkranz et al.
A pest extermination company examined the premises and found no evidence of animal or arthropod infestation, and a veterinarian found no evidence of ectoparasitic infection on examination of the family's pet dog.
Melon fruit fly has been reported to cause 90% fruit infestation in snake-gourd and 60 to 87% fruit infestation in pumpkin fruits in the Solomon Islands (Hollingsworth et al.
3]) on the frequency and intensity of scale infestation of quaking aspen (P.