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invade in great numbers

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occupy in large numbers or live on a host

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live on or in a host, as of parasites

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are not a strict generalist in the sense that they do not equally infest all available host types in proportion to host abundance.
Sarcoptes scabiei infests a wide variety of mammals including domestic, farm and wild animals.
He said seeking alternative solutions is delaying the inevitable, and could potentially allow the beetle to infest other areas.
They found mice and cockroaches had been allowed to infest the area where food was prepared and admitted their visit turned up "just the tip of the iceberg".
In New Orleans, the termites infest an estimated 20 to 25 percent of the city's trees; annual control estimates exceed $100 million.
Although a native termite colony might occasionally infest a tree, it's almost invariably a dead one, Messenger says.
The question is, can hedgehog fleas infest and breed on humans?