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in·fest

(in-fest'),
To occupy a site and dwell ectoparasitically on external surface tissue, as opposed to internally (infect).
[L. infesto, pp. -atus, to attack]

infest

(ĭn-fĕst′)
v.
To live as a parasite in or on tissues or organs or on the skin and its appendages.

in′fes·ta′tion n.

infest

[infest′]
to attack, invade, and subsist on the skin or in the internal organs of a host. Compare infect.

in·fest

(in-fest')
To dwell on or in a host as a parasite.
[L. infesto, pp. -atus, to attack]

infest

infection with macroscopic ectoparasites
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In Chicago, cherry pickers and tree climbers have been used to detect infested trees, and APHIS has reported improved detection efficiency from this method.
2] exchange rate (CER) of the fourth and eighth main-stem leaf (1995) from the terminal (91 DAP) and whole canopy (1994-1995) of infested and non-infested cotton during mid- and late-bloom.
Since then, more than 1,000 acres of forest have been surveyed annually for signs of infestation, and more than 1,200 infested pine trees have been removed to help protect Seashore forests.
That is a stone age strategy, it cannot be easy to fight the armyworms manually without destroying the crops and they cannot make it to go through all the infested farms," Duncan Mugo said.
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Flores said a total of 112,117 coconut trees in 51 of the city's 98 villages have been infested.
5 lux) were made on the flight behavior of female moths responding to the volatiles emanating from a potted infested cabbage plant, placed 15 cm from the upwind end of a wind tunnel.
The present experiment is designed to determine the blood values like red blood cells, white blood cell, hemoglobin and platelets of ticks infested cattle.
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.