The Reason Why You Should Never Squash A Centipede Is That They’re Nature’s Own Pest Control

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With their multiple legs, long bodies and twitchy feelers, centipedes aren’t the prettiest bugs. Indeed, these critters can scare people so much that their first reaction is to reach for the bug spray. Before you do that, however, there’s something about centipedes that you should know.

Image: Eric Stavale

They may not be winning any beauty contests, but these little monsters are actually pretty incredible – and not just because they can turn grown men and women into shrieking banshees. To start with a single fascinating fact, they actually have no backbones.

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