I live on a third floor apartment. At night, when I have the light on, I see an army of winged ants coming up out of the floor, going for the light, and flittering around my monitor. I am reasonably sure they are ants and not termites. I've been killing them by the dozen (and making a pretty horrendous mess on my wall and wherever else they get to). Pretty mature looking ants and babies (or at least smaller ones) are in the mix. They definitely have segmented bodies, and they have a weird smell after you smash 'em. I really can't describe it, it's not "bad," but very weird and strong
This has been going on for a few nights. I keep my room devoid of ant-favorable trash, but I went ahead and cleaned up the clutter to see if I could track a source. Near as I can tell, they are just coming out of the carpet by the baseboards of the wall I see them climbing (or out of the baseboards themselves, I can't tell). It's only the one wall, opposite my bed (thank god), and rather distant from the window. It's next to the closet, but the closet itself seems to be devoid of ants.
I'm not sure what their destination is, some get off near my light (a lamp on the table by the wall), some make for my monitor (where they are promptly squished), and the rest just seem to be going straight up, although I don't see any on my ceiling or upper walls
My roommate saw a trail of normal ants AND winged ants in his bathroom (which shares a wall with my closet, though as mentioned my closet looks clear) today and he sent them to ant-hell with soap or windex. We have seen none in the kitchen or living area.
Am I just being invaded externally?