infested with

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.
See also: infest
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Our way lay across high mountains infested with frightful serpents, but we had the good luck to escape them and came at last to the seashore.
All this coast is much infested with ravenous beasts, monkeys, and serpents, of which last here are some seven feet in length, and thicker than an ordinary man; in the head of this serpent is found a stone about the bigness of an egg, resembling bezoar, and of great efficacy, as it is said, against all kinds of poison.
In their eagerness to mislead them they betrayed themselves into danger, and got into a region infested with the Blackfeet.
A beard and mustache covered the lower part of his face, and a tangle of hair, infested with lice, curled round his head like a cap.
But dirt clung to him, and he was infested with fleas.
Cruz, who was on vacation with daughters Angelina, Sam and Chesca, shared that the hotel was infested with bedbugs.
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.
Within two days, they realised the 7ft fir was infested with bugs.
This was after Pinol insisted that there was nothing wrong with eating rice infested with "bukbok" or rice weevil, adding that he can eat it.
To avoid transmission, the study advises people to avoid contact with fresh water including swimming, wading or other aquatic activities in water that may be infested with the parasites.Water from freshwater sources used for drinking or bathing must be brought to a boil for at least a minute.
by Times News ServicePhoto of the palm trees infested with palm weevil.
The second most heavily infested crab was a male of 120 mm short carapace width and was found infested with 471 octolasmids (436 O.
Wheat flour samples were artificially infested with Corcyra cephalonica, Ephestia kuehniella, Tribolium confusum (separately) and with the three insect populations together.