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Word: infest

Definition: inhabit in numbers large enough to be harmful; Ex. Mice infested the house; Ex. shark-infested waters


Sentences Containing 'infest'

Coarsely ground grains, cereals, dried fruits, and herbs are common items the moths have been known to infest. They have also been found in animal feeds, such as dry dog food, fish food and even bird seed.
Home stored product entomology is the study of insects which infest foodstuffs stored in the home.
Indian meal moths infest both cereal and stored grain products, packaged goods, and surface layers of shelled corn.
Indianmeal moths can infest a variety of foods found in the home.
Known parasites of this species include the trypanosome "Trypanosoma haploblephari", which infests the blood, the nematode "Proleptus obtusus", which infests the intestine, and the copepods "Charopinus dalmanni" and "Perissopus oblongatus", which infest the skin.
Once they are present in areas with potential food sources, they can infest material such as flour, resulting in a sharp odor or moldy flavor.
Other species of adelgids also infest fir trees, those include the pine bark adelgid, the Cooley spruce gall adelgid ("Adelges cooleyi"), and the Eastern spruce gall adelgid.
Some insects, like the drugstore beetle, leave telltale tiny holes in the damaged product, while Indianmeal moths are notorious for the spider web-like threads left behind in the food they infest. These observations can generally lead to a mostly accurate conclusion about the type of insects causing the damage, but obviously the most accurate conclusion relies on any specimen found either directly in the stored product or in the vicinity.
Some specific weeds cause more serious problems, the bracken fern can increase disease in fir trees, and employee morale and efficiency are decreased when weeds such as poison oak, Canada thistle and wild blackberries infest plantations.
That same year, Papa Roach's major label debut "Infest" became a platinum hit.
The flour beetles mainly infest grains, including, but not limited to: cereal, corn meal oats, rice, flour, and crackers.
The larvae, pupae, and adults can be found directly in the product while usually only the pupae and adults are found in the vicinity of the product. It is not practical to assume any person has knowledge of general entomology, so the following analysis focuses on the five major pests that most commonly infest stored products, beginning with the type of foods infested, signs indicative of a particular insect infestation, and a description of the larvae, pupae, and adults, including behavior, as well as appearance.
The question to be debated was, “whether the _Yahoos_ should be exterminated from the face of the earth?” One of the members for the affirmative offered several arguments of great strength and weight, alleging, “that as the _Yahoos_ were the most filthy, noisome, and deformed animals which nature ever produced, so they were the most restive and indocible, mischievous and malicious; they would privately suck the teats of the _Houyhnhnms’_ cows, kill and devour their cats, trample down their oats and grass, if they were not continually watched, and commit a thousand other extravagancies.” He took notice of a general tradition, “that _Yahoos_ had not been always in their country; but that many ages ago, two of these brutes appeared together upon a mountain; whether produced by the heat of the sun upon corrupted mud and slime, or from the ooze and froth of the sea, was never known; that these _Yahoos_ engendered, and their brood, in a short time, grew so numerous as to overrun and infest the whole nation; that the _Houyhnhnms_, to get rid of this evil, made a general hunting, and at last enclosed the whole herd; and destroying the elder, every _Houyhnhnm_ kept two young ones in a kennel, and brought them to such a degree of tameness, as an animal, so savage by nature, can be capable of acquiring, using them for draught and carriage; that there seemed to be much truth in this tradition, and that those creatures could not be _yinhniamshy_ (or _aborigines_ of the land), because of the violent hatred the _Houyhnhnms_, as well as all other animals, bore them, which, although their evil disposition sufficiently deserved, could never have arrived at so high a degree if they had been _aborigines_, or else they would have long since been rooted out; that the inhabitants, taking a fancy to use the service of the _Yahoos_, had, very imprudently, neglected to cultivate the breed of asses, which are a comely animal, easily kept, more tame and orderly, without any offensive smell, strong enough for labour, although they yield to the other in agility of body, and if their braying be no agreeable sound, it is far preferable to the horrible howlings of the _Yahoos_.” Several others declared their sentiments to the same purpose, when my master proposed an expedient to the assembly, whereof he had indeed borrowed the hint from me.
These beetles will infest almost anything- they are found most often, however, in flour, bread, spices, breakfast foods, and meal. In the case of an infestation, contaminated products have telltale tunnels which have the appearance of tiny holes.
These stored product pests will infest almost anything readily available.
They are so vast and magnificent that the latter seem to be only vermin which infest them.
This discovery did not match up with the prosecution, since insects normally infest a body within minutes or hours, and Westerfield was under surveillance during this time (from the night of the 4th), and so could not have dumped the body.

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