Bell Pepper Plants
My bell peppers are covered with a clear sticky substance, also tiny white (almost clear) spots. The leaves seem to be affected also, but not as much as the actual peppers. I'm in southwest Arizona. I have destroyed the plants this year, but wonder if there is something I could do to prevent this again.
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It sounds like the plant had scale. This article should help with keeping them away in the future: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/scale-bug-how-to-control-plant-scale.htm