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infestation

 [in″fes-ta´shun]
parasitic attack or subsistence on the skin and/or its appendages, as by insects, mites, or ticks; sometimes used to denote parasitic invasion of the organs and tissues, as by helminths.

in·fes·ta·tion

(in-fes-tā'shŭn),
Development on (rather than in) the body of a pathogenic agent, for example, body lice.
Synonym(s): ectoparasitism

in·fes·ta·tion

(in'fes-tā'shŭn)
Parasitization of a host; usually refers to multicellular parasites (worms, arthropods).

infestation

The condition of being invaded or inhabited by ectoparasites such as lice, mites or ticks. The term is also sometimes applied to large internal parasites such as intestinal worms, but this is more usually referred to as INFECTION.
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WEAK AND DAMAGED FLOORBOARDS THIS could indicate a serious infestation - as it progresses, you may notice crumbly edges to floorboards and joists as a result of wear and tear around the woodworm boreholes near the edge of the timber.
Japanese knotweed "Anyone thinking about buying a property in the region, particularly in these hotspots, would be wise to check the number of infestations in the proximity of their postcode and consider instructing a Japanese knotweed survey on the property."
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As per Tan, he received an email from a man complaining of a cockroach infestation around his area, which the Town Council has responded to promptly every time.
The age--and sex-adjusted point prevalence of delusional infestation among Olmsted County, Minn., residents on the final day of 2010 was 27.3 cases per 100,000 person-years, he reported at the annual congress of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology.
When one sees small beetles crawling on kitchen counters, tiny caterpillar-like insects moving on the walls or ceiling or moths flying about in the area, it means the SPI infestation is widespread.
Bed bug infestations have been associated with posttraumatic stress disorder (Goddard & deShazo, 2012) and even the development of paranoid schizophrenia due to the social isolation experienced when others distance themselves for fear of acquiring the infestation (Rieder et al., 2012).
Despite attempts to control and eventually eliminate the infestation, not much headway has been made.
2016), and infestation level on honey bees around the world varies from 2.0 to 31.4% (Akyol et al.