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all the sudden, I have insects in my home

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all the sudden, I have insects in my home

Hi

I just saw 10-12 dead insect in my home. I am attaching a pic I took for one of them. What is called? Why all the sudden I see them close to my main window and most of them dead and one is about to die? How to prevent them in the future. Thank you very much.
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Beetle family
Possibly a Ground Beetle
(Colouring & Shell Split is important in determining which type of Beetle)

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Color is greenish. The shell split. Thank you for the hint.
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Got it. The three dots on the pronotum were hard to match with other beetles. They don't seem too bad — and they're cute!

Toronto.ca > Trees in Toronto > Forest Management
The elm leaf beetle is originally from Europe and was first discovered in Ontario in 1945. The beetle doesn’t cause permanent damage to a tree and does not transmit the fungus cause Dutch Elm Disease.

Elm Leaf Beatle - Wikipedia
Elm leaf beetles become active in the spring once temperatures rise above 52°F (11°C). In fact, weather is one of the most limiting factors in their population growth.

Elm Leaf Beatle, High Park, 2018 - Ken Sproule's Toronto Wildlife Site
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