- If you’re feeling swarmed by mosquitoes lately, experts say it’s because there may be way more of them than usual right now. The owners of Mosquito Joe pest control in Orlando said they’ve been dealing with non-stop calls to spray for the bugs, thanks heavily to the recent rebound from drought conditions. "Those mosquitoes before the drought laid eggs,” said owner Gabriella Brizendine. “Well those eggs didn't have enough water to mature and hatch."
- The Florida Department of Health confirmed Tuesday that two more cases of Legionnaires’ disease have been positively identified in Central Florida. The Lake County branch of the Health Department has traced the latest cases back to the Summit Greens senior living community in Clermont. Department Epidemiologist Giselle Barreto said that the only common factor between the two patients was the use of a hot tub in one of the community’s club areas.
- Orange County Fire and Rescue successfully pulled a waterworks employee out of a mud trench, after he became stuck Friday night. Rescue crews said a worker at the South Water Reclamation Facility was working on a pipe just after 7 p.m., when he fell into a 20 foot mud trench. Part of the man became stuck under a metal box that keeps the trench from collapsing and his supervisor on scene was unable to get him free.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".