We live in an old home in Toronto and I think some raccoons have started taking shelter in the attic above our master bedroom. In the night, we hear them creaking and scratching disturbing our sleep. I don’t know where suddenly they came from, didn’t have this problem earlier. Are they nocturnal? Because I don’t hear any sounds during day time. Though my wife tried a live trapping option, she didn’t succeed. Some folks suggest trying poison in the cat food but we are afraid breaking the animal cruelty laws. My neighbour called a raccoon removal company in Toronto ( http://www.swatwildlife.com/ ) and got them trapped. I’d also go for something like that. But I’m afraid it would come back again. Any experience in this?