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09-01-2005, 05:36 AM
Is there any kind of deck sealant/stain that will minimize the sticky crap from linden trees on a deck?

09-05-2005, 07:25 AM
No there is not.

09-05-2005, 10:50 AM
The sticky-ness is usually an excretion of a sweet, honeydew
-like substance may all be an indication of an aphid problem.

The trees could be treated High water pressure may also wash away aphids and remove sticky honeydew.

Aphid on stem

When aphids can't be controlled by these natural methods, insecticides like acephate, bifenthrin, and imidacloprid are effective. Be sure to follow all label directions when using insecticides.

Remove the aphids and the sap on the deck will go with them