Carpet beetle

6789. There about 10-15 of them near my window stills, balcony door and some carpeted area. They are about 0.5cm and brown, rounded like grams/pulses. Are they harmful or dangerous? They do not seem to be on beds or on any furniture. Scarborough, Canada.

Number 6789. I cannot be certain from this image, but a carpet beetle (Coleoptera: Dermestidae) in the genus Attagenus would be a possibility. Check around the edges of carpeting, any clothing/fabrics (including curtains) that contain wool or silk, any items made of leather or feathers (including taxidermy mounts) for signs of chewing damage or the presence of carpet beetle larvae (Click here for an image). If you find any, Click here  for control recommendations.