infested with

*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.
References in classic literature ?
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.
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.
At least 100,000 coconut trees here had been infested with 'cocolisap' as farmers struggle to secure chemicals to fight it, according to the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA).
Wheat flour samples were artificially infested with Corcyra cephalonica, Ephestia kuehniella, Tribolium confusum (separately) and with the three insect populations together.
Serological and biochemical studies on cattle naturally infested with cysticercosis.
For the same money we could go more or less anywhere in the world where we can swim in fish-infested glorious blue seas, not infested with human faeces.
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.
Without a containment program, all of Western Australia would be considered infested with EHB and all exports of EHB carriage material - including structural timber, furniture, pallets, crates, boxes and dunnage - would be subject to export restrictions, the Minister said.
During the clinical examination, no adult head lice or adult body lice were found on that person, confirming that the patient had been heavily infested with body lice in the past, not head lice.
Means regarding falling number in wheat infested with varied levels of mite populations are given in Table 3.