Sticky substance on schefflera

I have a schefflera that is in a bright sun room, but doesn't get direct sun. Periodically it gets a sticky substance on its leaves and it drips on to my table. What is causing this and what am I doing wrong? Thank you for any help you can give me.
Submitted by BHGPhotoContest

Sounds like mealybugs have infested your plant. Put your plant in the kitchen sink and wash it off with a spray of soapy water. Then remove any cottony stuff that you see with your fingers or with a strong spray of water. You could also apply a pesticide made for mealybugs, or just cut off any remaining infested parts.


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