Winged reproductive ant

Winged reproductive ant

5927  This was found inside my house ….there are a lot of them seem to be attracted to light ….what are they? How do I get rid of them? 

This is a winged female reproductive ant, likely a Modoc species carpenter ant that has emerged from a satellite nest in your home.  Because it is warm in your home, reproductive ants think it is spring and time to leave the nest to start a new nest.   They fly to windows attempting to get outside.  Trapped inside, they will die.  For control solutions see:  http://pestcontrolcanada.com/ants/carpenter-ants