Pubic lice can be known as crabs.

  • Pubic lice can be found in pubic hair, underarm and leg hair, hair on the abdomen and chest, beards and occasionally in the eyebrows and eyelashes.

  • Pubic lice have nothing to do with poor hygiene.

  • They can be passed on by close sexual contact with someone who has the lice.

  • Lice can live up to 24 hours off the body. However they need human blood for survival and therefore rarely leave the body without close contact with another person.

  • Lice cannot fly or jump, they move by crawling from hair to hair.