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I live in Northeastern Maryland, near the Chesapeake Bay.

There can be up to a dozen of these little black beetles on my window sills, inside. They seem to be disoriented and many are on their backs or already dead. They fall on the carpet and die there as well.

They are about the length of a grain of rice.

The window where I shot these images remains closed all the time, so they may be coming through the cracks around the window.

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These look like Black Border beetles on flower beetles Jennifer. They are not beetles usually found indoors but feed on plants so inside they die quickly. They may be coming around the window. Just sweep them up. You may wish to spray a pyrethrin based spray on the windowsill

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