Crepe Myrtle Puts Out Sticky Stuff

Question From: M. Bickham - Denham Springs, Louisiana, United States
Q: Do Crepe Myrtles put out sticky stuff? My son has one near his apartment , and no matter how much we mop his floor it's always sticky. Thank you

A: My guess is his crepe myrtle has aphids or some other insect that secrets a honey dew. Yuck. Check with your independent garden center or nursery that sells these plants as to a method of control. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy