I shoot a lot of varmints...mostly racoons because they break into buildings. I prefer deterrents to let them know they can't just sashay up to the house in broad daylight. Dog or a warning shot. Maybe sting 'em in the arse with a BB gun. If they persist, they need to be culled for acting abnormally. I still like to see the coyote cutting across the back field in the early morning...as long as he is not carrying one of the poultry or barn cats.
Well, maybe the cat is OK. Just leave me one or two.