# APPLICATION OF VARIANCE ESTIMATION METHODS ON RAINFALL, TEMPERATURE AND MOSQUITO POPULATION

## Keywords:

Analysis of variance, Maximum likelihood estimate, Restricted maximum likelihood estimate## Abstract

The paper examined some variance components such as Analysis of variance (ANOVA), Maximum likelihood

estimate (MLE) and Restricted maximum likelihood estimate (RMLE) to estimate Rainfall, temperature and number

of mosquitoes in 10 apartments near some health centre in Ijebu north local government of Ogun State, Nigeria. It was

observed that there is significant difference between rainfall, temperature and number of mosquitoes in the local

government. The findings show that RMLE method seems to give a better estimate than ML and ANOVA because

the variances are relatively small compared to that of ML and ANOVA for a balanced one-way model.