You sir have obviously never had skunks and other vermin in your yard.
Actually, I have.....every Summer. I do nothing about them except scan the area before letting the dog out.
I do nothing because trapping them means disposal or release (Hav-a-Hart) which gets you very stink-a-fied.
Shooting them means you have created a niche as well.
You must first get rid of the food supply in your yard. In my case it is Japanese Beetle grubs. I have been trying for years to do that with limited success.
Other than that...just like confrontations while carrying concealed, avoidance is the best policy.
And as for other vermin...I have them as well. Or should I say 'had'?
If I see them, I leave them. Until I have time to set up a proper kill zone, get out the rifle and dispatch them when they return. And they will return...once.
I just don't leave my firearms out in view and loaded.