Lemon Trees
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Lemon Tree Sticky

Anonymous added on January 13, 2014 | Answered

My lemon tree has become sticky on the leaves and fruit. How do I remedy this, please?

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Nikki
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Answered on January 13, 2014

It has a pest, most likely scale or aphids. The stickiness is from the honeydew in which these insects secrete. Neem oil will take care of the problem. These articles will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/scale-bug-how-to-control-plant-scale.htm, https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/homemade-aphid-control-a-natural-way-to-kill-aphids.htm, https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/problems/pests/neem-oil-uses.htm

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