Not sure about this but I'd think it's reasonable to say a flamethrower could save you from these devils due to their low health. Always build a raid base as well so you can have turrets save you from the swarm.
These little creatures are amazing for clearing caves just get about 20 of them drag them into a cave and watch them work you need to pay attention to there hp though there strength is in numbers so individuals can die
Best tame for the time and narcotics. I have about 20 of these above lvl 200 defend my base.. They shred people along with my turrets. I also raid with 10+ of them. They make shooting at me impossible as they swarm people not their mounts. Use the spyglass to scope dinos or people and whistle attack target. It is an invaluable sniper tool.
P.S. Keep them close to your fabricator and smithy to level faster.