I live in central North Carolina and camp all over the state year round. The ticks don't seem to bother me much but mosquitos love me. That being said, I've been sleeping in an eno doublenest for the last year or so, but have yet to purchase a bugnet as money has been tight. I usually just spray myself down before going to sleep with whatever bug spray I'm using and just make due, and honestly I haven't had many problems with this method. I will however get one eventually for comfort's sake. Overall I would say in NC its not a necessity, but a great luxury item.