The Canadian Wheat Board is urging farmers to be dilligent in checking for pests in stored grain.

CWB Manager of operational inventory, Charray Dutka reports that relatively warm weather in late fall has created increased incidents of insects in grain arriving at port.

She says they are seing Rusty Grain Beetles.

Dutka adds the temperature's haven't been cold enough to kill those bugs so they've been getting onto vessels before they've been detected.

Good management practices are important because insects in grain destined for international customers risk harming Canada's reputation for high-quality wheat.

Dutka says the best place to treat stored grain pests is on the farm.