Our crepe myrtle trees have a lot of sap dripping. The leaves and bark look wet and there is a white substance on the bark and some leaves turning yellow. What is wrong with the trees? I have never seen this before. How do I treat this?
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The sap is most likely Honeydew, which is the secretions of insects.
Aphids are likely, though it could be other pests.
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You should treat with Neem Oil or a horticulture oil.