This is not a how to or step by step instructable. My intention is to provide information to a person who may be as desperate as I was to rid myself of these diabolical, persistent, parasitic BUGS.
Step 1: My only line of defence.
Step 2: The first combat agent.
Step 3: The second attempt.
Step 4: A third flop.
Step 5: Failure on the fourth and fifth.
Step 6: My last attempt and it worked.
As far as the furniture in the living room, I acquired a metal folding chair. From time to time I'd get a bite on my ankles or arms but that is a far cry from what I started with.
Step 7: Moving out.
I've been bed bug free since.