Christ you have no choice but to give them the dabboogon KO when they gang up around you. Besides, they make great pet's. Tame em and leave those ankle biters hidden in the bushes. Proper native style.
It's not a very good tame when you first get ark, it needs rare meats and you have to watch its torpor. But, if you can get your hands on a lot of narcs and prime fish meat, you can tame a whole lot of these.