Crabs in the vagina. One is tons of itching, and the other is irritation of the skin," says Abdur-Rahman. Pubic Lice treatment depends on the infected area. Pediculosis pubis is a sexually transmitted disease, which is equally common in both sexes. Page last reviewed: Along with this, they inhabit near the base of the hair which make them less conspicuous. Pubic lice can survive up to two days in water and therefore in very rare cases are transmitted in swimming pools and open water between bathing people. They will not fall out by themselves. Among the other human parasites, only mites bite in pubic region. Occasionally, a pubic lice infestation can lead to minor complications, such as skin or eye problems. The pubic lice are smalls insects which have a light brown color in external appearance.