So I got a call yesterday from a Tech I know from Trugreen who has worked for them for close to 30 years. He called to let me know they just had a meeting in which the GM stated they would be going down to 5 apps on new sales only next year. Trugreen has been at 7 apps here since the late 90s. There are a few reasons I can think of them doing this. 1. They are thinking of reducing their work week to 4 days to save on operating costs. I have been told this was a possibility by some higher ups already anyway. 2. They are reducing their techs to part time which saves them all kinds of money in many different ways. 1 and 2 kind of go together. My questions are " If they can't get it right in 7 visits what makes them think they can do it in 5?" "Who would work that hard at a part time labor intensive job for little pay?" "What are their actual reasons behind this?" "What kind of customer would trust a company that has been charging them 7 apps/year and will continue to but only charge new customers 5 apps?" and finally "What do you guys think they are doing it for?" I usually don't care what they do but found it interesting they would change their program after so long. Ladies and gentlemen I think they are struggling and a little worried about what the future holds for them. I'm guessing I would be too if I lost 126 million last year and millions the year before. I might need to up my equipment for a huge flood of customers that could come when something happens to them.