Crape Myrtle Trees

I’m Trying to Identify a Bug That’s Killing My Plants

Anonymous added on August 22, 2011 | Answered

I have a crepe myrtle, and also a pink bower vine, that is infested with a type of insect that drips a clear liquid, looks like it's raining. What bug is this, and what can I do to get rid of it? I can see the bugs, but they are hard to catch.

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Answered on August 23, 2011

There are a few bugs that do this, such as aphids or scale. Fortunately, they are all treated the same way. I personally like to use neem oil (, but any standard pesticide will work on them.

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