how to remove insect poop from vinyl siding

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Old 06-28-12, 06:37 PM
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how to remove insect poop from vinyl siding

I can't figure out what's causing these black-reddish dots to stick on just about everything on my front porch.....vinyl siding, etc... Also I need to find out how to safely remove them.

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Old 06-28-12, 08:24 PM
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Looks like fly poop. Have you tried soap and water?
 
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Old 06-28-12, 08:51 PM
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I tried dish soap and a sponge. It's very hard to remove still.
 

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Old 06-29-12, 04:09 AM
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I would use something like JoMax siding cleaner and a pressure washer (light stroke). Apply the JoMax with a pump up sprayer, let is set a minute then pressure wash, or brush it in and use a hose to rinse it down.
 
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sort of, but not exactly that.
 
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Old 06-29-12, 10:20 PM
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If all else fails, furnish some toilet paper and an outhouse for the little buggers.

And if that's not an option, and you do manage to successfully remove the specks, try giving all of the affected surfaces a coating of car wax. Will make them much easier to wipe clean.

I lived in Waukesha a few lifetimes ago--cut my field construction teeth on the North Street bypass around the foundry in 1969, and then a few years later was project manager on the Prairie Avenue bridge over the Fox River. It was a nice place to live in then.
 
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tar spots

What you have is bug feces from an insect called a lace bug. I was experiencing the same thing over a period of years but was minimal. The tree in my front yard was dying and I thought is was sap or something from that tree. I eventually cut the tree down and the tar spots exploded the next year because I used the mulch in my landscape. It was on my siding, porch, house brick, lawn ornaments, house windows, etc....everything in the front yard was covered and I too cannot get it to clean off. I even used full strength amonia and a power washer. Nothing happened. Look up lace bugs and may have seen them. I have only ever seen one and that was when I put away my lawn ornaments for the season after the major break out. It was on the top of my bird bath and the under side of the bird bath was covered with the spots. That is when I realized it was from a bugs. I am guessing now to try a heavy duty tar remover. Hope this helps you figure out what to use.... Good luck.
 
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Dinosaur1, have you found a cure? I along with many other's have the same problem and I was thinking it was spider poo but after reading this I'm not sure what it is. They seem to be appearing everyplace on the vinyl siding, soffits and porch floor and nothing really removes them other than working on em one at a time.
 
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Unfortunately I have not.
 
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After more research my issue is Shotgun or Artillery Fungus, Mold and Mildew caused by damp mulch!
 
 

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