Soil pests question and my new Pothos
I've been sick the last few days and was desperate to get out of the house so went to HD to get a hanging plant. I've been looking for Hoyas - found one at a great nursery by me but was looking for something bigger. Been to two HDs and they all look horrible and most have mealy. So I decided to get a Pothos even though I find them kind of boring. I found one gorgeous Marble Queen - mealies. Then I found a diamond in the rough Golden Pothos - it doesn't have pests, is full and healthy and the leaves are pretty much flawless and shiny without any water spots. Couldn't believe it. Anyway, part one of my question is, if you have one tell me about what to expect :) I have a nice place to put it but am unsure about its water needs. It doesn't have much golden to it, will that increase with better sunlight?
Also, my fiance is fine with all of my plants but asked that I make sure that there aren't any soil pests. I brought home a Chinese Evergreen about a year ago and he watered it for me one day and said there were a bunch of centipede looking things in it. I checked the next day and didn't see any, and haven't seen any since, so that's as much of a description as I can give. What were they? I'm really creeped out by whatever they are. How does one check for soil pests and is there anything I can do to make sure I kill anything in the soil of my Pothos? I thought I read somewhere on here to add some peroxide or rubbing alcohol or something like that to water.