When you have to remove sticky tape that has been left on for some time, it will normally leave a residue that sticks on to everything - including your fingers. Washing with soap and water will not get it off. The only way would be to slowly "wipe" it off on a piece of rag. Is there any kind of solvent that can easily get it off?
I resently had a problem with duck tap residue -- very sticky on my car window. I tried everything to get it off then my husband thought of Lighter Fluid (like you use to start a grill). It worked like a charm. It took a little rubbing, but it worked. I finished of the windows with windex. Goo-be-gone works if you can find it. I hope this helps. Of course it depends on what kind of surface the residue is on -- this would not work on everything. I am speaking of Glass. If you put vegetable oil on your hands and then wash them with soap you can get most of it off.
Goo off, WD40, Windex, Awesome, Gasoline. They will all work. If its a flat surface (not your body) spray one of these on that area and take a razor blade and scrap back and forth you will the be able to wipe it clean.
Rubbing the sticky residue with cooking oil on a wash cloth works perfectly in my experience. :-) Afterwards, clean the surface with clean cloth or paper towel. And yes, white vinegar also works very well.