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be infested with (something)

To be overrun by or beset with something unpleasant and unwanted, usually a pest of some kind. We can't live in this disgusting apartment, it's infested with roaches! I just overheard the nurse saying that the second-grade class is infested with lice.
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get infested with (something)

To become overrun by or beset with something unpleasant and unwanted, usually a pest of some kind. Please don't share hats with anyone—I don't want you to get infested with lice!
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infested with (something)

Overrun by or beset with something unpleasant and unwanted, usually a pest of some kind. We can't live in this disgusting apartment, it's infested with roaches! I just overheard the nurse saying that the second-grade class is infested with lice.
See also: infest
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*infested with something

to be contaminated with a swarm or throng of some pest. (*Typically: be ~; get ~.) All the campers are infested with lice. The dog is infested with ticks.
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Cruz, who was on vacation with daughters Angelina, Sam and Chesca, shared that the hotel was infested with bedbugs.
Department of Agriculture said 41 maple trees were found to be infested with the beetles and are being removed as part of the ongoing program to eradicate the insects.
Because body lice reside in the clothing of infested persons except when feeding, they are sometimes called clothing lice.
The Toxoplasma Gondii can infest the brains of rodents, cats and other mammals.
USDA prevents infested states from allowing wood products that could contain the beetles--items such as firewood, bark, and wood chips--to cross state lines.
I have seen the 100 million acres figure used as a measure of how much land is already infested. If 100 million new acres were infested each year, the United States would be completely covered in 24 years.
This year, 15 million additional acres will be infested. Decades of eradication and control efforts have essentially failed.
are not a strict generalist in the sense that they do not equally infest all available host types in proportion to host abundance.
To accomplish these goals, I collected infested fruit in the summers of 1990 and 1991 and evenly spread the fruit within designated areas beneath host trees.
'An infested sample will reflect more terahertz radiation than one that is not infected, because there will be fewer interfaces,' said Krugener.
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Summary: Mangos infested with insects that were shipped to Lebanon will be returned their source, Ghana, caretaker Agriculture Minister Ghazi Zeaiter told reporters Wednesday.
Wajir East MP Rashid Amin must apologise for terming Central Kenya as region heavily infested with jiggers, Ahadi Kenya Trust executive director Stanley Kamau has said.
The effect of removal of BSFB infested brinjal shoots and use of light trap was studied for management of this insect pest.